Cardiff leave Symons feeling Blue as Fulham’s poor run continues

Cardiff City 1 Fulham 0

Kit Symons was left frustrated after Fulham failed to convert possession into goals as Cardiff scraped victory at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Sean Morrison’s first-half header proved enough to cap an emotional day for the hosts who returned to their blue kit and ended a five-game winless run in the league.

But Symons was unhappy with his sides’ ruthlessness and wants to see his players start hitting the target more.

“We had very good possession, the lion’s share, over 60%, but didn’t create enough clear cut opportunities for all that possession,” he said

“It’s something we work on but there needs to be an end product from all of that possession and we didn’t really have it to be honest.

“We’ve got a lot of creative players and we made changes and brought on more creative players who have got a real forward threat.

“Rather than score that perfect goal, we need to get more shots away.”

The Bluebirds took the lead in the 18th minute when Morrison latched on to Aron Gunnarsson’s long throw and his header had enough to cross the line despite Marcus Bettinelli getting a hand to it.

Former Cardiff forward Ross McCormack was Fulham’s most prominent attacking threat, curling one effort over and hitting a free-kick straight at Simon Moore.

The Cottagers launched a series of attacks in the closing stages but lacked the touch to find a late equaliser.

Although Symons accepts that a third league defeat in a row without a goal is a concern, the Welshman insists it’s a matter of time before the Londoners turn it around.

“You look at most clubs in the Championship and they have little spells where things don’t go so well,” he added.

“We go into a home game next Saturday against Reading, we’ll be very positive and we’ll be looking to win that game, end the run, and start a winning run.

“I want us to play well every game and entertain our fans and have plenty of chances and plenty of shots, but if it ends up being a scruffy, horrible game and we’ve got to nick it 1-0, then so be it.”

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