Fulham striker Brian McBride has admitted he still has some way to go as he searches for a return to full fitness.

The US international recently made his comeback for The Cottagers from a knee injury which had laid him low for almost six months.

46 minutes of first-team action under his belt has given the 35-year-old the ideal marker for where his fitness levels are, and McBride knows he needs more game time before he is back to the level that saw him bag 12 goals for the West Londoners last season.

"I still have some strength to gain back and some sharpness," he said. "But that's with time."