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Symons predicts a game of thrills and spills

last updated Friday 14th August 2015, 8:03 PM

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Fulham Manager Kit Symons
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Fulham boss Kit Symons welcomes back Sean Kavanagh to the Fulham fold in time to face Brighton - but awaits a specialist's report on stricken Jack Grimmer.

The Scots right-back is expected to be out for a while after sustaining ankle damage in the 1-0 win over Wycombe on Tuesday.

But left-sided Kavanagh has recovered from a hamstring strain and will build up the squad for the visit of Brighton tomorrow.

At the same time, the Whites manager confirmed a new contract for Ross McCormack, simply because there was a clause in the striker's contract that allowed both parties to extend the deal by a year to 2019.

Symons added: "I'm mindful we don't want everything to go through one player, but it's true, Ross is very important to us, and both parties were happy to exercise the option."

Ironically, Grimmer only played at Wycombe because there was a slight ankle problem for Jazz Richards.

His manager predicted a game of thrills and spills against the team from the south coast.

"Brighton are a good football side play, who like to play from the back and like to get the ball out wide," added Symons. "It should be a good game of football. Having said that it'll be a boring 0-0, but I'm hoping for different."

Symons admits he's kept an interested eye on the transfer comings and goings at Brighton.

The Whites boss was towing the party line today about 'strengthening all areas' of the squad, but it's an open secret he wants Seagulls' Lewis Dunk to beef up his back four.

So far, Symons has been rebuffed in his attempts to sign the coveted 23-year-old, but after Brighton snapped up German centre-back Uwe Hunemeier on a three-year deal for £1.75 million, it opens doors for a renewed £4m bid by Fulham for Dunk.

Whites' options to find a top centre half seem to be narrowing after second target Tim Ream appears to be headed down the road to QPR, according to coach Chris Ramsey earlier.

"We take note of the things that are going on in and around the Championship, and quite often there is a knock-on effect," Symons said.

"Things that happen elsewhere could be relevant to what happens at this football club. What other people are doing could have an effect on us."

Source Paul Warburton at GetWestLondon
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