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Charlton 2-2 Fulham Cham 10 1516 - Daily Star

last updated Tuesday 06th October 2015, 11:22 AM


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Charlton (0) 2-2 (1) Fulham


FULHAM boss Kit Symons believes a good run of results is just around the corner for his new-look squad.

Last week's 4-0 thrashing of local rivals QPR was followed up by a 3-0 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday leaving the Whites 14th in the Championship table with 11 points from nine games.

A raft of new players were brought in during the summer following last season's disappointing campaign.

And Symons is sure his men will soon be bagging regular three-point hauls.

Asked how Fulham will add consistency to their game, he said: "I think it is getting that cohesion within the group, people understanding each other, knowing how each other plays and gelling.

"I say I'm confident and happy with the balance we've got within the team - we've got elements of pace and strength and power and athleticism.

"We've got quite a good balance amongst that. We can take on all different challenges, which within a single game of Championship football you can come across quite a few different things, and you need to be adaptable and able to change. I think we've got players now who can do that."

A cohesive group was top of Symons' summer agenda and he was keen to recruit players with the right mentality to meet the club's play-off demand.

He said: "It played a huge part. I was having it from day one here, it's about the environment and the dynamic of the group - that's within the staff and the players and then the two coming together.

"That needs to be right for you to have the maximum chance of being successful and that's what I think we've got.

"There's been a lot of thought gone into the process of recruitment and it's about balancing up the positions, the ages of players coming in, getting the balance right between youth and experience and a huge thing is the character of the person I want about.

"The boys love coming in to training, it's always at a high tempo, it's hard work but it's always enjoyable.

"I love the work during the week, it's brilliant. Match-days are torture, granted, but the actual process and the build up the week itself is spot on and I'm delighted with the processes we've got in place."

A trip to Charlton is next up on Sunday but Symons says his men will not be suffering a Wolves-related hangover.

He added: "There's no point moping around after a defeat but also the manner of that defeat being down to 10 men for so long.

"You need to reflect on it and look at it, which we have done, but there's no point dwelling on it too long."























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