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Josh Onomah was bitterly disappointed that Fulham didn’t begin their Championship campaign with a win against Middlesbrough yesterday afternoon.

The hosts dominated the Craven Cottage encounter but couldn’t extend their lead after Harry Wilson marked his debut with a goal and Neil Warnock’s men levelled through Marc Bola with thirteen minutes left.

Onomah admitted that dropping two points was tough to take – telling Fulham’s official website:

“That one hurt. Conceding that late on after dominating for so many spells in the game. We played some electric football and created so many chances, so to concede late on really hurt. But hopefully down the line we’ll see this as a point gained rather than two points dropped. We’ve just got to see this game as a learning curve, analyse it during this week and see how we created chances, and the next step is putting the ball in the back of the net.”

He had words of praise for goalscorer Wilson and Australian midfielder Tyrese Francois, who acquitted himself well on his first league start.

“He’s come in and been sharp from day one. We know he’s got a wonderful left foot and he showed that with his goal. We’ve got a bit of chemistry down the right side, me and him, a good football understanding. I look forward to playing with him a lot this season and hopefully he’ll carry on getting us goals.”

Onomah lauded Francois’ strong display alongside him in central midfield.

“For such a young guy, his maturity levels are so high. During pre-season he was a boss, dictating play, and credit to the manager for putting him in. It just goes to show, if you train well he’ll give you a chance, and Tyrese has done that. Him and Fabio, they’ve come in and really shown their talents.”