Ipswich manager David Stockdale says that his on-loan goalkeeper has still got plenty to learn as he prepares for England’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Bulgaria this evening.
The Fulham goalkeeper will be on the bench tonight as number two to Joe Hart after West Ham stopper Robert Green withdrew from the squad from injury. Stockdale has retained the confidence of England boss Fabio Capello despite enduring a difficult start to his loan spell at Portman Road, having conceded 12 goals in two games as Jewell’s side were thrashed by Southampton and Peterborough recently. Jewell told the East Anglian Daily Times that he’s been impressed with Stockdale so far:
It has been difficult for him, it has been like shooting practice in a couple of games, so he’s done very well. He is a terrific goalkeeper, but he is still learning.
He’s 25 but it’s not as if he has hundreds of games behind him. He’ll get better.