Jol salutes Stockdale’s spirit

by Dan on January 2, 2013

Martin Jol praised Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale for putting his slip-ups against Swansea to the back of his mind and producing a stellar display at West Bromwich Albion as the Whites recorded only their second away win of the campaign.

Stockdale’s miscued clearance allowed Jonathan De Guzman to put the Swans out of sight at Craven Cottage on Saturday but, with Mark Schwarzer still troubled by a neck injury, the 27 year-old was far more assured at the Hawthorns and produced a pair of excellent saves from Romelu Lukaku when the New Year’s Day clash was level at 1-1.

I was very happy for him. Against Swansea (on Saturday) I think we deserved the three points more than at Albion. Because of a couple of mistakes, we didn’t look very good and that was very disappointing for him and for us because we know that he’s a fantastic goalkeeper.

Against West Brom, luck was on his side and I’m very happy for David and for the team that we could get the three points because we really needed them. We had five or six draws away from home so you can’t say that we’ve done awful but the only win we had was a long time ago, at Wigan.

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