Fulham captain Scott Parker is hopeful Fulham have turned the corner following their awful start to life in the Championship.

They were bottom and seemingly in danger of a second successive relegation before Felix Magath was sacked as manager and results improved under caretaker boss Kit Symons.

“Hopefully that tricky period is behind us now and we can keep grinding out results,” Parker said.

“When you win games, confidence breeds from that.”

Fulham were among the pre-season favourites for promotion and spent big to bring in striker Ross McCormack from Leeds United.

However, their new-look side also included several youngsters and players from overseas, and their performances under Magath led to the German losing his job.

Symons has managed to steer them off the bottom of the table with three wins from his six league games in charge.

“It’s been a difficult time for us. It’s been a period of adaption really,” said Cottagers midfielder Parker.

“We’ve got a very young squad and since we’ve come back for this season it’s been pretty difficult for us.

“It’s not nice, it’s obviously a different league with different challenges and we’ve an inexperienced squad.

“Even players who have experience in terms of playing time haven’t experienced the English league or played in a league like the Championship, so at times it’s been difficult.

“But I’d like to think there have been some positives over the last few weeks, some positive results and something we can build on.

“Kit’s come in, put his stamp on things and people seem to be enjoying things a little bit more.”