Former USA World Cup star Brian McBride has been named as new club captain at Fulham.

The striker told "Lawrie [Sanchez] asked me to be Captain today and I was delighted. Obviously the Club has quite a few good leaders in the players that were here already and also the players Lawrie has brought into the squad . To be asked to Captain Fulham is a real honour.

"I think that things are going well right now and our fitness is at a high level. We're definitely moving forward in terms of everyone getting a good understanding of each others abilities and even more so in terms of what the Manager wants from us as players."