Fulham keeper to go on loan
Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale is expected to be sent out on loan in order to gain some first-team experience.
Hans Segers, Fulham's goalkeeping coach believes that Stockdale will have to go out on loan again this season if he is to play regular football. The 26-year-old joined the London club from Darlington four years ago but has always been regarded as a back up for Australian Mark Schwarzer. The Fulham number two has had several loan spells away from Craven Cottage, including a move to Championship club Ipswich in the last campaign. He was recalled following an injury to Schwarzer and Segers reveals a similar deal could be in the offing. "They have to fight for the number one spot, but to be fair to Mark he's been absolutely outstanding so to replace him will be difficult," Segers told the Fulham Chronicle. "David's a top keeper and needs to play, so as a club we're looking to get him on loan somewhere where he's playing week in, week out, with a recall clause. "That will make him a better goalkeeper because sitting on the bench you don't really learn anything. David can only become better by playing."