"I knew of most of the squad before I came here. If you look through the squad most people would think that we should not be where we currently are in the table. It's been a bit of a struggle but there is quality and depth in every position here."
Indeed, whilst Stalteri was already familiar with many of the players at the Club, it was the reputation of Manager Roy Hodgson which helped make up the defender's mind to switch to Craven Cottage.
"The manager has vast experience throughout Europe; having played in Europe myself I know his is a great reputation on the continent," he told fulhamfc.com. "That was a plus as was the chance to play regular football again and help the team fight off the threat of relegation.
"The bottom line is there are 12 games left in the season. Obviously we've got some tough home matches coming up but there's only one way to get up the table. We need to win one or two games on the road and try to win the majority of our home games."