ROY Hodgson celebrated a new Fulham contract with a comfortable win against Blackburn last night.

Clint Dempsey's double and another from Erik Nevland done the damage against Rovers to chalk up their third home win on the spin and send them into the top half of the table.

Then the Whites boss revealed he has agreed a two-year extension to his current deal that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2012.

Hodgson said: "I've spoke to the chairman and it seems everyone's keen for me to stay and I've always made it clear I'm happy to stay.

"I'm happy at Fulham and enjoying the job here, so it's just a question of putting our contract discussions on to paper."

Blackburn dominated the opening 45 minutes, but the hosts took the lead against the run of play just before the break when Nevland exchanged passes with Damien Duff before beating Paul Robinson at his near post.

Fulham looked a different side at the break, and despite the loss of Bobby Zamora through injury, they doubled their lead when Dempsey pounced on Duff's deflected shot to ram home a second from close range.

The Whites wrapped up the points late on when substitute Simon Davies crossed for Dempsey, who turned Keith Andrews before beating Robinson from a couple of yards out.

Hodgson added: "I'm delighted. It was a sweet victory because I've seen us play more attractive football. But you've also got to know how to beat teams who don't allow you to play football."