Kit Symons says Fulham have got their foot on the gas and won’t let up as they powered away from the relegation zone with victory at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Former Whites loanee Darren Bent scored on his Seagulls debut but the Cottagers responded through Hugo Rodallega and Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Fulham had been in reverse under Felix Magath but with Symons at the wheel things have started to improve and this latest win saw them climb to 16th in the Championship.

Despite now being just nine points off the play-offs, the Whites boss still has one eye over his shoulder but is confident his side can pull clear of the bottom of the table.

“We’ve got our foot on the accelerator now and I just want to keep on trying to improve every week,” Symons said.

“We work in training on every aspect of the game and come every matchday if we can make small improvements then we’ll end up in a decent place.

“It’s going in the right direction and I’m very pleased with the response I’ve had from the players, staff and fans; it’s been brilliant and I couldn’t have asked for more.

“We’ve got one eye over our shoulders; I wouldn’t get blasé about it as you can very easily get sucked back into a real scrap in this league.

“I’m under no illusions that it will be tough to climb our way up the table but I also know it’s very achievable.”

Symons was pleased his Fulham side showed resilience to secure the victory after falling behind to Bent’s goal at the Amex.

“It was a fairly even game but it was there for the taking and we did that,” he added.

“We showed real character to come from a goal behind. We had to weather an early storm, we didn’t start particularly well but we stayed in the game and overall I’ve got no arguments with the win.”