Kit Symons was delighted that his side notched their first league win of the season and moved themselves away from the bottom of the Championship table with a 3-1 victory at Rotherham earlier this afternoon.
The Fulham manager saw his team start strongly at the New York Stadium and race into a two-goal lead courtesy of former Rotherham winger Ben Pringle and captain Ross McCormack, who calmly converted a spot-kick. Although Jonson Clarke-Harris brought the home side back into the contest, it was Fulham who wrapped up the points with an injury-time strike from substitute Cauley Woodrow.
Symons felt his side were good value for the victory:
It was important we came and put in a decent performance and got three points on the board. We made it hard work for ourselves conceding a penalty and giving away a stupid goal but overall I’m very pleased with the performance.
Until you get that third goal it’s never quite comfortable. The third goal in the game is always crucial. We rode our luck a little bit and Lonners (Andy Lonergan) made a great save from the penalty. We made poor decisions for the third goal.
The Fulham boss was effusive in his praise for Pringle, who left the Millers to join Fulham on a free transfer in the summer.
I was delighted for Ben. He’s a bit of a crowd favourite here as well that’s why I took him off with a minute or so to go so he could get the recognition I think he deserves from the Rotherham fans.
He’s one of the unsung heroes. He works his socks off the team but he’s got good qualities. It was nice for him to pop up with the goal.