NEWS: City sign Fulham keeper Stockdale

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale has joined City on loan until January 2nd.

The 27 year old keeper will compete with fellow loanee Ben Amos and will be in the squad for Saturday’s visit of Burnley to the KC Stadium.

Stockdale, who was born in Leeds, has made only 16 appearances for Fulham since joining in 2008, mainly due to the ongoing presence of the veteran Mark Schwarzer, but impressed enough during a short spell in the first team to earn an England call from Fabio Capello in February last year, though he didn’t play.

He started his senior career with York City before joining Fulham via Darlington, and has since had loan spells with Rotherham United, Leicester City, Plymouth Argyle and, last season, Ipswich Town. He was in goal at Portman Road when City won there in August 2011.

Though Amos improved at Birmingham City last week in comparison to previous matches, the goalkeeping situation remains a concern on both a short-term and long-term basis for the Tigers, and Stockdale’s arrival is presumably designed to secure the position until Steve Bruce can acquire someone permanently in January.

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  1. gjhdurham
    gjhdurham says:

    It’s encouraging that SB recognises a problem at GK. I came to the opinion recently that PL survival hinges on a very good keeper…think Reading and Soton are finding out the truth of this at the moment!…so hope this represents forward planning!!! We do need a permanent quality glove man though…..Sorry not Myhill!!
    Also with Fryatt out a big striker is essential imo. Try a swop….(plus cash…as they’re broke)… of McLean for Barnsley’s Davies who’s contract I believe expires next summer. Ready made for this division, this guy is more than a “head on a stick”…if fit? We need a Plan B for the cross balls now being produced. However, I worry that the German albatross round SB’s neck will make the bosses think twice before getting the cheque book out!! Loan him to Barnsley…he’s doing little here!!
    Good results in the next 2 home games crucial….especially Palace!
    Middlesbro’, having got 28000 gate with a kids for a £1 scheme, are now doing a BOGOF for their next 2 home games!….BBC NE TV news.
    Same source; Brown/Hartlepool dispute over “backroom staff” wrecked contract agreement.
    Why 2Home/2Away….? Why not HAHAHA etc…? Didn’t it use to be thus? It would surely make planning tight finances easier, leading to a few more on the gate?

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