Martin Jol would consider allowing David Stockdale to leave Fulham on loan to gain further first-team experience – but has yet to receive any approaches for the goalkeeper.
Stockdale has played just 23 games since signing from Darlington in 2018 with Mark Schwarzer holding off his challenge for the number one jersey at Craven Cottage. The 27 year-old has been loaned out to Rotherham, Leicester, Plymouth and Ipswich in recent seasons and was keen to go out on loan again this term once it became clear that Australian veteran Schwarzer would remain Jol’s first choice in goal.
Stockdale has had to make do with a spot on the bench, whilst Neil Etheridge has headed out to join Bristol Rovers on loan, and Jol revealed that he was waiting to see whether a suitable offer would emerge for the talented goalkeeper, who was on the fringes of the England set up under Fabio Capello.
Jol told the Fulham Chronicle: “As you know it always depends on other clubs as well. If there’s no interest and no other clubs come in [you can’t do anything]. With Neil it was different. If there is a club coming in for Stockdale we can think about it, but at the moment there’s no other club involved.”
Stockdale has three years remaining on his current contract at the Cottage but has endured a frustrating wait since last featuring for the first team in February.