Symons keen for Fulham to gather Championship momentum after laying waste to rivals QPR

Fulham 4-0 QPR

Fulham manager Kit Symons wants his side to kick start their season after thrashing rivals QPR at Craven Cottage.

Captain Ross McCormack scored in either half to extend their home winning streak over QPR to five games and move them into the top half of the Championship table.

Fulham came flying out of the blocks with Moussa Dembele heading them in front after two minutes and Ben Pringle rifling in a second before McCormack struck twice.

“It’s only three points so we need to kick on from this now but this will give us great confidence without a doubt,” Symons told the club website.

“We need to make sure this sort of performance becomes the norm and we can really start moving up the table.”

Symons’ team dominated right from kick-off with young full-backs James Husband and Ryan Fredericks exploiting the space Rangers left out wide.

It was Husband’s deep cross that allowed Dembele a free header and Fredericks’ endeavour put QPR’s defence on the back foot for McCormack’s second and Fulham’s fourth goal.

The positives were relentless for the hosts with the strike partnership of McCormack and Dembele a constant threat, while the midfield of Jamie O’Hara, Tom Cairney and Ryan Tunnicliffe excelled.

The threats of Charlie Austin, Matt Phillips and later Leroy Fer were all kept quiet by the impressive centre-back pairing of Richard Stearman and Tim Ream.

After recruiting 14 new players over the summer Symons is confident his team is beginning to gel.

“There’s been a lot of work and a lot of changes that we’ve had to make and they’re starting to pay off,” he said.

“If you keep doing the right things and you’ve got the right people that will give you the right outcome.”

Fulham will look now to build on their best performance of the season with two Championship fixtures against Wolves and Charlton this week.

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