Stand-in Fulham skipper Carlos Bocanegra says the summer's raft of new signings hasn't affected morale.

The USA defender told "In football and people come and go. It's difficult when you've made friends and you don't get to be with them anymore but the guys that have come in are good guys and you make new friendships. I think it's difficult when new players come in but me and Paul (Konchesky) have developed a really good understanding on the left hand side of defence.

"We've had some injuries as well this season but now the transfer window is shut and everybody is here there is healthy competition and the battle for spots will be tough at the Club."