Former Fulham defender and manager Kit Symons says the Championship play-off semi-final tie between Reading and the Whites is set up fantastically well after a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage today (Saturday).
The Royals held on to draw in West London after Tom Cairney had cancelled out Jordan Obita's opener for the visitors, with Reading skipper Paul McShane seeing red late on for a poor challenge on Kevin McDonald.
"Fulham deserved to at least get back in the game and it is nicely poised," he said speaking on Sky Sports after the game.
But Symons believes the tie is now finely balanced for the second leg at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday, with the former Portsmouth, Manchester City and Crystal Palace defender claiming that both sides will fancy their chances of making the Wembley final.
"I think it is set up fantastically well. Both teams will fancy their chances - Reading will at home and Fulham are very good away from home."
Meanwhile, Symons described Obita's opener for Royals as a "great strike", while he said he felt Reading goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi should have held on to Scott Malone's cross-cum-shot.