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Fulham legend reveals why Kit Symons is a success

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Sean Davis has been impressed with Kit Symons’ reign in charge of Fulham.

The caretaker boss overseen three wins from his last four games in charge, moving the Cottagers off the foot of the Championship table and within just three points of safety.

A convincing 4-0 victory over Bolton had fans clamouring to see Symons appointed on a full-time basis, with him leading the club to their first home win of the season, but a limp 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough heading into the international break dampened spirits slightly.

However, Symons is still one of the favourites to lead the team for the remainder of the season, with ex-Watford man - and former Cottagers coach - Billy McKinlay also said to be in the running.

What has been most pleasing since the arrival of Symons is the commitment shown by the team, something that has made the Middlesbrough defeat easier to cope with, and Sean Davis, who started his career at Craven Cottage, has suggested what has made the first-team play better in recent weeks.

Speaking to the official Fulham website, 35-year-old Davis said: “Kit has been consistent with his team selection, and now you can kind of guess the players that are going to play, so these boys are forming relationships.

“The two centre-halves are playing together regularly now, and the two forwards up front with Bryan Ruiz in behind – they’re all getting to know each other’s games a lot better and it’s showing on the pitch.

“The commitment’s there and that’s all the fans ask for really, that commitment, and I think we’ve got that.”

Having picked up two league wins from his short spell in charge, Davis believes that the pressure of picking up the first points of the season has been lifted off of the playing squad.

He added: “It just seems like a cloud has been lifted over the players, over the whole stadium and the fans, to get those wins and obviously to build confidence.

“There’s not been too much tinkering by Kit which is good and the players seem to be relishing the challenge now.”

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