Kit Symons has described Bryan Ruiz as a "fantastic footballer" after being placed in temporary charge at Fulham.
He told Sky Sports News: "I had a couple of conversations with players last night, and Bryan was one of them.
"He's a fantastic footballer and is very upbeat and positive. That's a great start.
"I was delighted with the conversation and looking forward to seeing him in training."
The Costa Rica international spent the second half of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, and is yet to feature for Fulham this campaign.