Dan Burn has backed caretaker boss Kit Symons to get the Fulham job permanently.

Symons has been promoted from his role as the club’s under-21 coach while the Whites seek a long-term successor to Felix Magath, who was finally sacked after a dreadful start to the Championship campaign.

Symons, a popular former captain of the west London, did his chances of getting the gig no harm as the Whites earned their first win of the season by beating Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in the League Cup last night.

Burn, who wore the captain’s armband scored the crucial second goal against Doncaster, was unequivocal about Symons’ managerial credentials.

 “I had him as my U21s coach. He’s a very good coach and a very good guy. He’s very popular with the fans and I think we need a bit of stability in the club. I’m sure the chairman is assessing his options but I’d love him to get the job.

He’s done really well. It feels a lot more organised out on the pitch. Everyone knows their positions. We’re doing more video analysis on the teams that we’re playing and he wants everyone to enjoy themselves.

Training has been really good with loads of small sided games. It’s more about confidence but we know with the squad we’ve got we shouldn’t be anywhere near the bottom of the table. If we can shut up shop at the back there’s no doubt we can score goals for fun.”