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Fulham senior coach Stuart Gray praised the battling qualities of his players as they drew 2-2 at home to Brentford.

The interim first-team manager took charge of his first game as the West London side continue to look for a permanent head coach.

Gray was happy with his side responding after going behind early on, but he admitted defensive frailties still remain.

“I felt the game was there to be won but more so, if you look at the Championship, there lots of draws,” he said.

“We are getting to the business end of the season and we’ve got to start putting points on the board in threes. If you want momentum and to climb up the league, you’ve got to go for it.

“It just seems a spooky that that’s 14 set-plays we’ve conceded from this season. Our Achilles heel this season has been defending corners.

“It doesn’t matter how you defend, there will always be goals conceded from set-plays. If the delivery is right, and the timing of the run is right, then sometimes you just need that bit of luck.

“I’m disappointed I’m talking about one point and not three.”

“We were playing a side full of confidence – obviously they’ve got a new manager and they probably started a bit brighter than us.”