Fulham’s search for a permanent replacement to Kit Symons continues but the club have announced that Stuart Gray has joined the coaching staff as a senior coach.

Fulham chief football officer Mike Rigg said: “The search for a permanent Head Coach goes on, but it is important to ensure we focus fully on getting results back on track while this process continues. With that, I’d like to welcome Stuart Gray, who has joined the Club as Senior Coach and has already begun working with the First Team to prepare for Saturday’s home match against Brentford. Alongside Stuart will be Steve Wigley, who has assisted Stuart in training and will continue in that capacity while joining him in the dugout on match days.

“Stuart has a proven track record in both coaching and management with caretaker spells at Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to joining Sheffield Wednesday as Head Coach. He also had a full season in charge at Sheffield and secured their highest finish for six years, along with a record number of clean sheets. We all know that we have suffered from defensive frailties all season and Stuart will be focusing on that straight away. He has first-hand knowledge of the Championship and knows how to get the very best out of a group of players, so his work with the First Team will be pivotal as the search continues.”

Previous caretaker manager Peter Grant has returned to his role in charge of Fulham’s under-21 side.