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David Stockdale has told Sky Sports that he is happy to go out on loan to play regular first-team football.

I think (Jol) might stay with Mark, which is understandable, so it might be a chance for me to go out on loan. They’ve signed a new goalkeeper, so hopefully that paves the way for a loan move. I want to play games.

It’s not about being part of the Premier League and sitting on the bench. It’s nice, don’t get me wrong, but I want to be playing games. If there isn’t a Premier League option I might have to go down the league.

The chairman’s passed the word that he doesn’t want to sell me. I just have to get on with it. I like it here. I’ve been here three years now. I’ve had to prove myself time and time again. I’ve just got to keep working hard.

Pressed on the possibility of joining newly-promoted Swansea, Stockdale responded enthusiastically.

Definitely. What a club to go to. They’ve just come up. It would suit me down to the ground.

Whether Fulham would allow Stockdale to move on loan to a Premier League side remains to be seen. I’m still of the opinion that allowing him to leave – even on loan – is a mistake, but we are likely to see where he ends up as soon as next week.