Simon Davies says the arrival of new manager Roy Hodgson has lifted the morale at Fulham.

Davies has revealed the players are impressed by Hodgson's credentials, accumulated during his 31 years as a coach, and is convinced he will lead Fulham to safety.

"It's been a difficult time for the manager to come in, but we've got the second half of the season to look forward to," he said. "We feel we've got enough quality in the squad if we get it right on the pitch to emerge from the situation we're in now.

"It's easy saying it but everyone seems to have faith in the new manager and it's obvious he knows what he's talking about.

"A team will give an extra 10% for the first few games under a new manager, but with his CV comes a lot of experience.

"He has an excellent record and we can learn a lot from him. I'm really excited about working with him."