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David Stockdale has vowed to stay at Fulham and lead the club’s Championship promotion charge.

The Cottagers’ relegation from the Premier League was confirmed on Saturday following a heavy defeat at Stoke City, coupled with Sunderland’s shock win at Manchester United.

Stockdale, who has been preferred to Holland international Maarten Stekelenburg between the sticks recently, insists he’s got no plans to jump ship.

He said: “I’ve got a year left on my contract, so I’ll be fighting for promotion if the club wants to keep me.”

Stockdale is no stranger to the second tier following loan spells at Leicester, Plymouth, Ipswich and Hull.

However, the 28-year-old has warned there are no guarantees the Cottagers will bounce back from the drop at the first attempt.

“I was there last year with Hull,” he said. “You need hard work, dedication to the cause and players who are willing to go through a brick wall for the club. I’ll put my hands up and say ‘I’m one of them’.

“I’ll do everything for the club who gave me a chance. Whoever is around the club needs to pull in the same direction.

“It’s hard to go to any team on a Tuesday night in the Championship. That’s when you see characters come through in a side. We should have had enough to stay in the Premier League. We need to build a team to get us back up.”