BOSS KIT FACING UP TO BOO BOYS
KIT Symons says he is still working hard to bring more players to the club after seeing his Fulham side booed off at Craven Cottage.
Cauley Woodrow came off the bench to score a dramatic late equaliser as Fulham stole a point in injury time at home to Huddersfield.
But instead of jubilant cheers from the fans, the goal was greeted by a chorus of boos and chants calling for Symons to go.
The draw means Fulham are yet to win a Championship game this season, leaving a defiant Symons to call for patience from the disgruntled locals.
“I understand the boos, I have been in around football for a long time and I have been around this club for a long time,” Symons said.
“People and fans get restless and I know sometimes you need to show passion and that bit of grit to get you through it.
“All managers in this position ask for a bit of patience and I would say the same. I will always do right by this football club.
“There are certain things we still need in the squad and the chairman has been very supportive.
“We are still looking to bring players into the club but until they are signed we may as well be a million miles away from them.
“During the week it looked like Tim Ream was moving to QPR and in the end he is on our bench.
“That’s the way it is, but we are still looking for more additions.”
Both sides were dependent on their long-range shooting boots in the first half. Jacob Butterfield and Jamie O’Hara both had stinging efforts turned away during a 45 minutes void of many notable chances.
Fulham were booed off at half-time too and they should’ve had more to moan about just after the restart as Sean Scannell was put through on goal.
Fortunately Andrew Lonergan was equal to the chance, getting down well to deny the attacker.
But just after the hour mark the impressive Lonergan was beaten as Bermudian international Nahki Wells slotted home.
The former Bradford City man turned on the pace to get on the end of a Harry Bunn through ball to give the away side the lead.
Fulham were rattled and so was their goal post in the 70th when Lonergan collided with it while expertly tipping the ball away.
The hosts were having their fair share of the ball but were failing to really create too many chances.
If anything Huddersfield looked more likely to extend their lead and only a smart stop from a Bunn effort at the near post denied them a second.
However, buoyed by five minutes of extra time, Fulham went on one final push to grab an equaliser.
And second-half substitute Woodrow was the hero as he thundered a rightfooted effort home, much to Huddersfield boss Chris Powell’s despair.
“I have to say I thought my players were excellent.The first half was a stalemate but our positivity in the second half got our just rewards with the goal,” said Powell.
“Fulham’s goalkeeper kept them in it a bit at times but it was about grabbing that second goal and we just couldn’t find it.
“Fair play to Kit and his players they kept going, but it really hurts, it feels like a defeat. It would have been the perfect away performance. A cleansheet a goal and all three points.
“We nullified the strengths of the opponents but it just wasn’t to be at the end.”
THANK HEAVENS: Fulham's Cauley Woodrow celebrates scoring a late equaliser inset: Relief