Ray Lewington hailed Fulham’s character as the Whites scrapped for a precious point at Birmingham City this afternoon.

The caretaker manager – in charge for one final fixture before Roy Hodgson begins his rescue mission at Craven Cottage – felt the visitors had dominated the first half at St. Andrew’s but paid the price for not being able to score a second goal.

“We played fantastically well in the first half but we couldn’t get the second goal. They were always going to come back into it at some stage and when they did they scored, which made for a difficult second half. When we get the ball we can actually play and we proved that. We had a gutsy performance, we passed the ball really well and created some opportunities.”