Steve Sidwell has welcomed early signings made by Fulham.

Fulham have made three new summer signings with Derek Boateng, Fernando Amorebieta and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg agreeing a deal to join the Cottagers, together with Sascha Riether's permanent move.

"It's important to get those new players in early and get the squad nice and settled ahead of the new campaign," said Sidwell.

"I'm looking forward to seeing who else comes in, as last summer we saw the arrival of some very good players."