Report: Fulham boss Kit Symons on the extra incentive to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight

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Fulham manager Kit Symons wants to win tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay against Wolverhampton Wanderers and face Sunderland in the fourth round.

Fulham manager Kit Symons has said that he is determined to lead his side to the fourth round of the FA Cup, according to West London Sport.

The Cottagers will take on fellow Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers in a third-round replay at Molineux this evening.

If Fulham do get through, then they will take on Premier League side Sunderland, and Symons wants exactly that.

“We’ll go into the cup game really positive,” West London Sport quotes the 43-year-old as saying.

“There’s an away tie at Sunderland at the end of it for the winners so that’s a carrot. I’d fancy that one. But we need to make sure we win this one first.”

The incentive of playing Premier League opposition is massive for a Fulham team stationed in the bottom half of the Championship table, but winning against Wolves tonight will be far from easy.

Wolves are in the mix for a Championship playoff spot and have been the better team so far this season.

True, an FA Cup run could be a distraction to what is Wolves' ultimate dream - return to the Premier League - but that is also going to boost the confidence of the players.

Fulham should feel confident heading into tonight’s match, but they should also prepare themselves for disappointment.

For the Cottagers, this season is now about not suffering relegation from the Championship. As long as Fulham are able to do that, then an FA Cup run should be taken as a 'bonus'.

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