Hangeland encouraged by Rodallega & Petric deals

The Norway defender is looking forward to lining up alongside the new strikers and believes the pair can make a big impact at Craven Cottage during the 2012-13 season

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has admitted to being impressed by the club's summer signings thus far.

The Cottagers have been busy in the transfer market, snapping up free agents Hugo Rodallega and Mladen Petric as Martin Jol looks to build on their ninth-place finish in 2011-12.

Rodallega joined the club last week following the expiration of his contract at Wigan Athletic and he will team up alongside fellow striker Petric, who arrived earlier in the summer from Hamburg.

The duo add some much needed firepower to a Fulham squad that had already lost Andrew Johnson and Pavel Pogrebnyak this summer, as well as Bobby Zamora in January.

"We're happy to have them both here. They are good players with a good track record," Hangeland said in the Sunday Mirror.

"I remember Mladen as a good player - I've played against him when he has represented Croatia.

"He's a talented player who knows how to find the back of the net. So he will be a good signing for us."