History on Symons’ side as Fulham cross London in search of winning formula at Millwall

Millwall v Fulham @ The Den

February 21, 2015 @ 3.00pm

Kit Symons will have fond memories when his out-of-form Fulham side travel to south east London for tomorrow’s crunch clash against relegation candidates Millwall.

The last league meeting between the sides at the Den took place 17 years ago, when the now Cottagers boss scored the winner in a 1-0 victory.

And Symons admitted he looks forward to London derbies and especially trips to the Den.

He said: “It’s always a good, competitive match and such a great atmosphere.

“It gets lively at the Den and I’ve always enjoyed it there.

“There is always that little bit of an extra edge in a London derby.”

Fulham go into the game having not won in six matches in all competitions to all but end hopes of a late surge into the play-offs, leaving Symons to reflect on rebuilding.

“When I first took over it was about steadying the ship, galvanising and getting everything together,” said the former Welsh international.

“It is about rebuilding now and rebuilding is the tough bit, given where we had to come from.”

Fulham have almost a fully fit squad to pick from as defenders Tim Hoogland and Fernando Amorebieta are close to returns from hernia and knee injuries respectively.

Costa Rican World Cup star Bryan Ruiz is also available after a loan switch to Levante fell through.

Ian Holloway’s Millwall find themselves in the relegation spots but have won two of their past five games and are only five points behind Fulham.

Star man: Ross McCormack – The £11million Scottish striker is beginning to find his goalscoring form, finding the net five times in his past five league matches.

Danger man: Ricardo Fuller – The mercurial 35-year-old tops the Lions’ scoring charts and has the potential to cause Fulham’s defence problems.

Last time they met: Fulham 0-1 Millwall – Woolford 12’, August 16 2014

Feature image courtesy of Fulham FC, via YouTube, with thanks

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