Felix Magath plans to inject youth into his ageing Fulham squad in the summer.
The Craven Cottage chief will rely on the club's talented crop of teenagers coming through the ranks to lead their Championship charge next season.
Nineteen-year-old Cauley Woodrow and Chris David combined to earn the Whites a deserved point in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace as they bid farewell to the Premier League.
Magath said: “I was very glad Chris David scored in the last minute as it was a sign that we are hopeful for the future that young players can step up and play well.
“For me it was the first day of a new season. I was giving you a sign that we will change some things in the future.
“We won’t rely on older players. I will take care of our youth and will bring academy players into the team.”