Kit Symons praises Fulham’s resilience following Rotherham result


Fulham boss Kit Symons praised Fulham’s never-say-die attitude following a six-goal thriller with Rotherham.

The caretaker manager further staked his claim for the manager’s job on a permanent basis as his side pegged back the Millers with a last-minute equaliser to earn a share of the spoils at the New York stadium.

The Cottagers were forced to dig deep after a late own-goal by Nikolay Bodurov, who deflected Ben Pringle’s wayward shot past Marcus Bettinelli, looked to have sealed all three-points for the Millers.

But on 86 minutes, Fulham’s towering young captain Dan Burn headed a corner past Adam Collin to maintain the Cottagers’ recent run of good form – something that has taken a remarkable turn for the better since Symons’ inception.

Symons said: “The character was excellent from our players and I was very pleased. It’s a bit like the Norwich result on Saturday.

“We’ve got some good players who play really well and pass the ball nicely but we didn’t particularly do that. The character, resilience and never-say-die attitude is what makes you a good team.

“We’ve got great ability within that changing room, from some of the senior boys through to some of the young players, but if you haven’t got that character and resilience to go with it, you aren’t going to get too far.”

Alex Revell put Rotherham ahead for the first time, before Fulham first equalised through Ross McCormack who converted from the spot after tricky youngster George Williams was brought down in the box.

Rotherham’s Jonson Clarke-Harris put his team back in front after the break before Cauley Woodrow brought the Whites back on level terms, curling his shot into the top corner beyond the reach of Collin.

As the game progressed both teams made substitutions in an attempt to take the initiative, before the final whistle called time on a frenetic last ten minutes.

Resting Bryan Ruiz and Hugo Rodallega, Fulham made five changes to the side that beat Norwich City at the weekend.

Fulham will host Charlton Athletic in Friday’s London derby.

Feature image courtesy of Fulham FC

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