Roy Hodgson admits Fulham have to learn how to win on the road if they are ever to break into the elite bracket in the Premier League.

The Cottagers head to Hull City this weekend on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

And with just one away win, at doomed Portsmouth on the opening day of the season, to their credit this campaign, Hodgson agrees that has to change.

He said: “We have not won as many games from home as we would have liked, that is for sure.

“In many ways it is a good job our home form is so good.

“We have lost games at home this season so it is not exactly a fortress, but until we get our away form sorted it is something we are having to rely on.”

Sunday’s setback was all down to a first-half display that saw City score twice, leaving Danny Murphy’s late penalty a mere footnote.

But Hodgson was quick to dismiss talk of burnout after last Thursday’s Europa League heroics against Juventus.

He added: “We have been handed a very quick dose of reality.

“But the truth is we are always stressing the need to face the facts and nobody gets ahead of themselves.

“I do not think we can use the Juventus game as any sort of excuse.

“I did not think we were out-run or out-powered, it was just a case of being caught on the counter-attack.

“I thought we improved noticeably in the second-half and thought that we warranted a draw, but it was not to be.”

The Cottagers are hoping to book a Wembley date on Wednesday night when they travel to Tottenham for their FA Cup quarter-final replay.

Fulham’s next three matches: Mar 27 Hull City (a), Apr 1 Wolfsburg (EL, h), 8 Wolfsburg (EL, a)