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.