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Kit Symons believes Dembele speed is key

last updated Wednesday 09th September 2015, 11:44 AM

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Fulham Manager Kit Symons
Fulham Manager
Kit Symons
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Fulham manager Kit Symons believes Moussa Dembele's speed may yet see him race to a spot in the side.

The youngster was seen in sporadic flashes under former boss Felix Magath and again under Symons last season.

Fulham striker Moussa Dembele
Fulham striker
Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele
But after striking against Sheffield United in the Capital Cup, the gaffer reckons the striker's pace will be an asset and the missing ingredient to his spearhead.

"Moussa's biggest asset or quality or weapon is his pace. He's one of the few players that we've got who have got real genuine pace to burn," Symons said.

"He's getting an opportunity at this moment in time and it's down to him to take it. I was pleased with him to get his goal against Sheffield, but he's had quite a lot of chances, and some he should have finished better."

Fulham midfielder Emerson Hyndman
Fulham midfielder
Emerson Hyndman
Emerson Hyndman
Emerson Hyndman is another gifted an opportunity under Magath, although he faded before picking up a long-term injury in the second half of last season.

Symons believes the young American midfielder, as yet to sign a new contract, will need to prove himself ahead of Scott Parker and Jamie O'Hara to get into the first team.

"He's (Hyndman) not featured much. He came away with us pre-season but he missed the initial chunk of it due to international duties.

"He's worked hard, obviously it's a tough position for him to get in front of other players at the moment - signing Jamie O'Hara obviously put him back a little bit.

"We've got (Ryan) Tunnicliffe and Lasse Vigen Christensen. (Sakari) Mattila has come in as well, and obviously our captain Scott Parker coming back as well.

"There's a lot of competition for those places. Like anybody else, it's hard to get in."

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