Rodallega eases injury worries

by Dan on October 25, 2014

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Hugo Rodallega has eased any Fulham fears over the nature of his injury sustained in the closing stages of last night’s win over Charlton Athletic – by insisting he was temporarily afflicted by cramp.

The Colombian striker was substituted just minutes after he settled the London derby with his second goal of the evening and, although Fulham were due to check on his condition today, he revealed that there was no lasting damage.

I felt a bit of cramp and there were two minutes left so I thought it was better for me. If I’d tried to keep going I might have picked up an injury

The former Wigan forward revealed that the mentality of the Fulham squad has completely changed since Kit Symons took over from the sacked Felix Magath in September.

When you win, everyone is happy in the dressing room. Everyone enjoyed the moment and it’s very important we won as we moved up in the table and out of the relegation zone.

Now we have to keep going. We won 3-0 and everyone played well, especially in the first half. The second half was a little more difficult, Charlton played at a quicker tempo. But sometimes we have to defend and we did.

We’re a family group. We have to keep showing that passion and the support of the fans is unbelievable. I feel so at home here.

Rodallega moved into top spot in the Fulham scoring charts with a brace against the Addicks but his goals were polar opposites.

For the first one, I just stood in the middle of the goal. Ross shot with his left foot and the goalkeeper gave me a rebound.

The second one, it was a good pass from Lasse. I passed the ball behind me, the defender went to the right and I scored with my left. It was a nice goal. When I scored that, the game was finished.

 

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Fulham skipper Scott Parker insisted that caretaker manager Kit Symons was ‘the right man for the job’ after the Whites moved out of the Championship relegation zone with a 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic on Friday.

Parker, who began his career with the Addicks, got Fulham off the perfect start by smashing home his second goal of the season from six yards out in the sixth minute and the home side made sure of all three points after a brace from Hugo Rodallega. Whilst the midfielder was delighted with the swift start from his side, he was less enamoured with the way Fulham appeared to sit back and let the visitors seize the initiative in the second half.

Parker told Sky Sports after the final whistle:

We came out of the traps really quickly and we were excellent in the first half. But the second half we were very disappointing, very poor and we need to sort that out.

Results are key and Kit Symons is getting them. I speak for everyone here when I say that he is the right man for the job.

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