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Birmingham stopper Stockdale clears up misconception – comments and reactions

It must be a hard time at the moment for Birmingham City stopper David Stockdale. It’s clear that he doesn’t have a future at the club.

The 33-year-old Leeds-born keeper, who arrived at the Blues on a free transfer from Premier League new boys Brighton and Hove Albion in 2017, has been told he’s no longer wanted at the club.

Instead of jockeying for a place in the first-team squad, Stockdale is having to make do with training with the Under-18s. No doubt he will cut a lonely and dejected figure in doing so.

This is a keeper who Leeds United were said to have been interested in over the summer window. A move didn’t come off for him, and with Garry Monk deciding that he was persona non grata, Stockdale was dropped down the age groups.

His only action this season has come via five Sky Bet League One appearances for Southend (three games/five conceded) and Wycombe Wanderers (two games/three conceded). It is the recall from Wycombe by Birmingham that led to this tweet from the recalled Blues stopper.

However, Stockdale sought to clarify a part of his original ‘recall’ tweet later and posted the following:

The final part of this clarification tells the whole story really. Stockdale’s frustration is very clear with his situation, the model professional being relegated to training with the kids at St Andrews.

It is a situation that has led to many comments from well-wishers, the massive majority pulling for the Birmingham stopper. Here’s what some have said:

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