Kit Symons has highlighted the need for Fulham to maintain their impressive home form.
Symons has lifted the mood since replacing Felix Magath and the club have won their last three games in the Championship at Craven Cottage.
The Fulham manager, who took over as full-time boss last week, has emphasised the importance of building on that form, starting against Blackpool tonight.
“I remember my time here as a player, we really fancied ourselves against anyone who came to Craven Cottage,” he said.
“That is the type of atmosphere I want to create within this group of players. We are still building and it will take time but it is going in the right direction.”
Symons expects a response from struggling Blackpool following the appointment of former Fulham midfielder Lee Clark.
Blackpool were beaten 2-0 by Ipswich in Clark’s first game last weekend but Symons has warned his players against taking Blackpool, who are five points adrift at the bottom of the table, lightly.
“Lee going there as a new manager is going to give them a big lift,” he said. “Especially coming back to his old club, he will want to do very well but I fancy us to beat anyone.”
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