Cardiff v Fulham @ Cardiff City Stadium
Saturday January 10 @ 3:00pm
Kit Symons is not worried by Fulham’s lack of potency up front as the Cottagers travel to Cardiff on Saturday.
Having organised his side’s leaky defence, Symons is now addressing the team’s failure to hit the back of the net in their past three games.
“It’s funny because we’ve had three clean sheets in our last five and that had always been our Achilles heel because defensively we were letting in far too many goals,” he said.
“So we seem to have addressed it at one end but it’s dried up a little bit at the other end.
“It’s just getting that balance right and that will come back with the quality players we’ve got. The goals will start coming again, I’m convinced of that.”
The Cottagers travel to south Wales having won two out of their past three away league games and a victory by a three-goal margin would mean leapfrogging the hosts in the Championship.
Both sides were relegated from the Premier League last term and expected to challenge for an immediate return, but have failed to meet pre-season expectations.
The Bluebirds have lost their last two home fixtures and have failed to win any of their last five Championship matches, conceding 13 goals amid mounting pressure on manager Russell Slade.
“They’re not particularly happy there at the moment and we need to try and use that to our advantage,” said Symons.
“But sometimes a wounded animal is the most dangerous one, as they say, so we’ll be in for a tough game without a doubt, but we’ll be ready for it.”
Fulham have no injury issues but the hosts could still be without Anthony Pilkington with a torn hamstring.
Star man: Lasse Vigen Christensen – The Dane has been in electric form this season scoring five goals and assisting five more.
Danger man: Kenwyne Jones – the powerful striker is Cardiff’s top scorer with 10 goals this season.
Last Meeting: Fulham 1-1 Cardiff (Championship @ Craven Cottage, 30 August 2014)