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Defender believes club can move up the table despite poor recent results

Brede Hangeland is confident his side can record their first away win of the Premier League campaign when Fulham take on West Bromwich Albion.

But the defender is under no illusions of how tough the trip to the Hawthorns will be following the Baggies' impressive form of late, having recently drawn with Manchester United at Old Trafford and beaten Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
 
He told the club’s official website: “They’ve had some very strong results and like any game in the Premier League these days it’s going to be tough for us.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a tough game but we’ll be up for it."

The central defender says Fulham have changed their style of play under new manager Mark Hughes but the performances have still been impressive.

“We’re playing slightly different this year, we’re not conceding ground like we did last year and we’re trying to press a bit higher up the pitch and get in the opponent’s face a little bit more," he stated.

“It’s given us some good performances away from home and some decent results, now we’re hoping for that first away win of the season and it would be nice to get it this weekend.”

Despite having experienced a frustrating loss to Tottenham last weekend, Hangeland believes that the Cottagers will soon start to secure the victories their performances deserve.

“It’s always hard to take defeat especially when we felt that we played quite well,” he said.

“There was a little bit of discussion regarding Tottenham’s second goal and whether it should have been allowed or not.

“We’ve taken one point from the last two games and we should have had more. I’m not worried as long as we keep putting in good performances.

“Even with quite a few injuries we still matched a really good Tottenham team, so we need to keep doing that and I’m sure the good results will come.

“It just continues to prove what we showed last year, that the squad is strong and people are able to come in and do a job.”

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