Fulham manager Kit Symons has been singing the praises of Ross McCormack following his performance against Leeds United on Saturday.
The Scotland international attacker was playing against his former club Leeds for the first time since leaving them for the Cottagers in the summer transfer window.
McCormack, who was on the books of the West Yorkshire outfit for four years between 2010 and 2014, gave a good account of himself in the 90 minutes, creating one chance, putting four crosses, attempting four take-ons and a pass accuracy of 82%.
The 28-year-old was actually handed the captain’s armband due to the absence of Scott Parker, and Symons is delighted with the summer signings’ performance.
“Scott Parker was a big miss,” Fulham’s official website quotes him as saying. “He’s been excellent for us, as a player and as a captain, but Ross, when I asked him if he wanted the job he jumped at it and I thought he did very well for us today.
“I’m delighted for him coming back here and finishing on the winning side. It was a good day for him and a good day for Fulham.”
Symons also had positive words for goalscorer Hugo Rodallega and said: “Confidence is a huge thing in football but especially with strikers I think. His confidence is up and he’s really, really enjoying his football.
“I think you can see that and I think someone like Hugo, who’s a lovely lad, wears his heart on his sleeve and he needs to be happy, he needs to feel loved and he’s certainly that at Fulham. He’s enjoying his football and we’re loving him scoring all the goals for us.”
The win has lifted Fulham up to 14th in the Championship table with 25 points from 21 matches, seven points above the relegation zone.