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Fulham caretaker boss Kit Symons eager to take on role full time

23 October 2014

Fulham's 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 on Tuesday evening.

It 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 continmually 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."

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