Hodgson was delighted by his side's performance in Sofia
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson could barely hide his delight after watching his much-changed side earn a 1-1 draw at CSKA Sofia in the Europa League.
The Englishman made nine changes to his XI for the Group E opener and said: "That is a very positive result for us.
"It was a difficult game, as we knew it would be, against a good side who very rarely get beaten on their own patch.
"But you'd be nit-picking to criticise any of our players - and now I know any one of them can come in and do a job."
Diomansy Kamara got the Cottagers' crucial equaliser, three minutes after CSKA substitute Michel had broken the deadlock in a keenly-fought encounter.
The draw was achieved with a side that featured only two players - keeper David Stockdale and defender John Pantsil - that started the Premier League win over Everton on Sunday.
"We had a couple of injuries and I wanted to rest a few to give a few players a chance to show what they can do in a competitive match," said Hodgson. "The fact that we came away with a draw after so many good performances, I can't be anything other than delighted.
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