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Kit Symons hailed the battling qualities displayed by his Fulham side after a 1-0 victory over high-flying Norwich brought them to within one point of climbing out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

The Cottagers triumphed thanks to Sean Kavanagh’s first goal for the club in just his fifth appearance, although they had to rely on a slice of luck when Lewis Grabban hit the crossbar from the penalty spot.

“They were not top of the table for no reason,” Symons said. “At times we rode our luck. It was a display full of character which I was delighted with.

“All the time I’m in situ in this position I’ll just keep doing what I do. That’s working as hard as I can on the training pitch and trying to win games for this great football club.

“I’m pretty sure three points as often as possible is not going to hurt my chances. I’ll just keep plugging away.

“Nothing has been said (about when Fulham will appoint a permanent new manager). It won’t be a rushed decision, it will be considered and it will be the right decision when it’s made.”

Fulham’s goal came in the 22nd minute after a sweeping move from right to left which ended with Lasse Vigen Christensen teeing up Kavanagh, who took a touch before rifling past John Ruddy.

Symons added: “Sean’s a player I know very well from the 18s and the Under-21s and I wouldn’t wish that ball to fall to anyone other than him. He’s got a wonderful left foot.”