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Kit Symons proud of his young team

last updated Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 10:23 AM

U21's Manager Kit Symons
Fulham Caretaker Manager
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Fulham caretaker manager Kit Symons believes the manner of his side's point at Rotherham will further enhance his chances of getting the job on a permanent basis.

Symons has been at the helm since Felix Magath's sacking in September and has led the Cottagers on a resurgent run, taking 10 points from the last five Sky Bet Championship matches, including the 3-3 draw at New York Stadium.

This was no regular point for Symons' men, though, as they had to come from behind on three occasions, with Ross McCormack's penalty, Cauley Woodrow's curler and Dan Burn's header earning the draw.

They cancelled out their hosts' lead within five minutes on each occasion and Symons believes the result will stand him in good stead of getting the job on a permanent basis.

"I am just having to keep going. I want the job, that's not going to change, hopefully I will get it soon," he said.

"Until I am told otherwise I will keep my head down and keep working hard. I am loving every minute of it and long may it last.

"There have been good discussions, I am trying to get my views across to the owner and he has been asking pertinent questions.

"Hopefully I can get across the way I want the football club to be run and be organised.

"I think picking up points is always going to help. A point away at Rotherham is a good point. I am pleased, when I took over we had one point so to get a point here is good.

"I am sure it won't do me any harm.

"I don't think it will be judged solely on results. The right person needs to get the job, it needs to be a longer term appointment. If I continually get good results it won't do me any harm."

Symons made five changes to his side with a game at Charlton on Friday night in mind and he was proud of his young team.

"We showed good character, it was a typical Championship game, it was end to end, both teams had good chances and it could have gone either way," he added.

"The character was excellent and I am very pleased.

"We had a little bit of illness, injuries and fatigue after the Norwich result.

"These are young players but I know them very well. Rotherham on a Tuesday night is a tough place to come but I was more than happy with them.

"We are more than happy with the point, we will go away and be ready to play Friday night.

"The boys that stepped in have put in a shift. These are young players and it could have been too much for them tonight but I know them well, I knew I could trust them."

Rotherham boss Steve Evans was disappointed to see his side throw away the lead on three occasions but called for some perspective.

Goals from Alex Revell and Jonson Clarke-Harris twice put the Millers ahead and when Nikolay Bodurov turned into his own net with four minutes remaining it looked like it would be a win.

But Fulham never gave up and the hosts were held

"If you score three goals at home you should win," Evans said. "We got ourselves in winning positions on three occasions and we have not been torn apart, we have encouraged them to score a goal.

"It's a learning curve for all of us, but we will hurt tomorrow but we will come back.

"We are disappointed, we respect Fulham, they have got an array of talent, you look at the players they bring off the bench, but we fear none of them.

"We are still developing, I thought we would win tonight, in the second half I couldn't ask any more other than we defend a set-piece better in the 90th minute.

"We are loving every minute of this, but we need to make sure we win games that we dominate for periods like we did tonight.

"We're disappointed but two years ago we were disappointed when we were drawing at home to clubs in League Two."

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