Kit Symons: Fulham manager in no rush to add to coaching staff

Kit Symons
Symons has won five of his 10 league games in charge of Fulham

Fulham manager Kit Symons says he is in no rush to add to his backroom staff at Craven Cottage.

The 43-year-old was appointed Whites boss last month following a successful spell in caretaker charge of the club.

"If there was someone who would make us better who we could bring in, I would always do that if it is the right person," he told BBC London 94.9.

"I wouldn't rule things out but we are in a good situation at the moment. We are not desperate to do anything."

He added: "The dynamic of the playing staff and the coaching staff is something I am very conscious of and focus on a lot.

"I am delighted with the group of staff I have got working with me. We are very lucky in that department.

"Nothing has materialised at all."

Kit Symons on Friday's trip to Brentford:
"I want the players to realise how important it is to our supporters, It is only three points but these games carry bragging rights for a long time."

Fulham have won five of their 10 league matches under Symons, which has seen them climb from bottom of the Championship to 17th in the table.

They travel to west London rivals Brentford on Friday night, with the newly-promoted Bees sitting in the play-off places.

"They are playing some great football, have got themselves into the play-off spots and are looking really good," Symons said.

"They are going in the right direction as a club but then so are we.

"After an even more difficult start we have picked up and are showing some good signs at the moment."

Ross McCormack
Fulham's £11m summer signing Ross McCormack scored the only goal as the Whites beat Friday's opponents Brentford in the League Cup in August

Having already played against each other in August in the League Cup, with Fulham winning 1-0 on that occasion under former boss Felix Magath, this is the first time the two sides have faced each other in the league since April 1998, when both clubs were in the third tier.

Symons never faced the Bees during his three-year playing spell at Craven Cottage but says derby games are special for both sets of fans.

"I want the players to realise how important it is to our supporters," the Welshman said.

"It is only three points but these games carry bragging rights for a long time. It is something I never want to see going out of the game."

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