Fulham keeper Stockdale hints at exit

The 27-year-old has been on loan at promotion-winning Hull in the second half of the season, and says that while he enjoys being at Craven Cottage, he needs to play more games
Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale has hinted he could leave the club this summer due to a lack of playing time, after spending the second half of the season on loan at promotion-winning Hull.

The 27-year-old has been on loan with the Championship sides for two spells this season, having initially been recalled to Craven Cottage in December before heading out again in January.

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After winning promotion on Saturday at the KC Stadium, Stockdale revealed he would be heading back to his parent club, but said it may not be for long.

"I will be going back to Fulham some time this week," Stockdale told talkSPORT.

"Unfortunately my chances at Fulham have been a bit limited. Although I love the club, maybe it's time to move if pastures new come."

Stockdale has been playing second-fiddle to Mark Schwarzer at Craven Cottage, with the Australian recently admitting he could leave the club in the summer, though manager Martin Jol is keen for him to sign a new deal.

Meanwhile, Hull manager Steve Bruce said in April that he would be interested in signing Stockdale permanently if they were to be promoted, stating: "I don't think it is set in stone, but it is something that has been discussed.

"There is certainly the possibility of a deal to be done if we were to get to the Premier League. That is where Stockdale wants to play and that is where we all want to play."