Under-21 Manager Kit Symons is looking for a marked improvement when his side host Middlesbrough on Monday evening (7pm).
Symons’ side have been beaten in their two Barclays Under-21 Development League games so far this term, with a 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers followed by a 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Their third match of the campaign sees Boro arrive at Motspur Park, with Symons hoping to see his charges turn in a better display than they have to date this season.
He said: “It goes without saying that we’re all really disappointed, but there’s still plenty of football to be played – the season has a long way to go yet.
“No one likes to lose, and I’m no different. When this team goes out, it goes out to take three points. Yes, the players’ development is crucial, but so too, is forming a winning mentality no matter what level you play.
“You need to have that desire and will to win, and on top of that, the knowhow of winning. At the moment, that’s something that we perhaps haven’t had. But it will come.”
He continued: “Middlesbrough is a chance for us to put things right. I want to see us playing how I know we can and doing the right things.
“It will be another strong test for us. It’s a match that we’re all looking forward to, and I believe it will be a good game of football.”
Please note that the match against Boro is the last game for which Fulham Members will be admitted free of charge. Going forward, Members must pay (Adults £3, Under 16s/Over 65s £1) for entry to the match.
Season Ticket Holders will still be given complimentary access on production of a valid Season Ticket Card.
Fulham Under-21s v Middlesbrough Under-21s, Barclays Under-21 Development League Group Three, kick-off 7pm.