Symons positive signings will be made as Fulham go for Stearman

Fulham manager Kit Symons says he is sure the club will further add to their squad ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.

The Whites recently signed Tim Ream from Bolton but have been looking to bring in another centre-back.

Approaches have been made for a number of players, including Lyon’s Bakary Kone and Nottingham Forest’s former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne.

But the man looking most likely to end up at Craven Cottage is Richard Stearman – Wolves have accepted an offer from Fulham for the 28-year-old.

“There will, 100%, be more stuff happening,” Symons said.

“We haven’t been good enough for a while now and we need to improve the squad and that’s what we’re looking to do.

“I know the areas I want to improve on and I know the players I want to bring in. I’m very positive and very hopeful that will be the case.”

Symons’ side registered their first league victory of the season with a 3-1 win at Rotherham, where Ben Pringle scored against his former club.

Ross McCormack and Cauley Woodrow also netted, while keeper Andy Lonergan saved a second-half penalty.

Symons said: “We needed a win and got the win, but we did make it difficult for ourselves.

“We conceded a penalty and gave away a poor goal. We need to tighten up, there’s no two ways about that.

“I’ve said to the players that they’re good players and we’re a good side, but we can’t keep gifting opportunities.

“But overall I’m absolutely delighted. It’s three very good goals and a very good performance.

“We’re finally off the mark and it’s hopefully the start of good things to come.”