Fulham season predictions: A top six finish will be hard ask

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After a season that threatened free fall, Fulham will be aiming to get back on track and to start building a squad to return to the Premier League.

Fulham fans were entitled to heave a sigh of relief after a traumatic 2014-15 campaign that saw them avert the disastrous prospect of back-to-back relegations.

After 13 years in the Premier League, the West London outfit were staring down the barrel of League One before Kit Symons steadied the ship, fans will now hope that Symons can make his mark in pre-season and generate some forward momentum.

Prediction: 11th. 

Freddie Shires: Without Felix Magath in charge for seven games, Fulham are already in a far better position than last season. Add in the goals of Ross McCormack and possibly Kostas Mitroglu and there’s no reason to think Kit Symons’ men can’t be right up there come the end of the campaign.

Damien Lucas: Ross McCormack leads from the front for the West Londoners to help secure a play-off place but they miss out on a return to the top flight.

Mathew Nash: Fulham fans are excited about the new campaign and should do much better than 2014-15.

Che Thomas: I think Fulham have struggled under Kit Symons, and more accurately, under the ownership of Shahid Khan, and I think they’ll slip a little further down the division next season.

Stephen Pickering: The West London side have added to their squad really well this summer and should naturally improve as their talented youngsters gain more experience. A top six finish will be hard ask, but a good season awaits for the Cottagers. Key player: Ross McCormack.

Tim Poole: Without Felix Magath last season, Fulham could have ended up doing very well. Next term should certainly be an improvement but Kit Symons doesn't have the full backing of the fans...

Billy Hawkins: Solid mid-table season, after a better start than last season.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Championship campaign. We accumulated their rankings (24 points for first place, 1 for 24th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

And here it is:

Middlesbrough

Derby County

Hull City

Burnley

QPR

Wolves

Ipswich Town

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United

Brentford

Fulham

Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Nottingham Forest

Reading

Bolton Wanderers

Birmingham City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic

Brighton

MK Dons

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Huddersfield Town

Preston North End

Rotherham United

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