Fulham wait urged David Stockdale move to Ipswich Town

Mark Schwarzer and David Stockdale
Mark Schwarzer (left) was preferred to Stockdale at Fulham last season

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale has said a lack of opportunities at Craven Cottage triggered his loan move to Ipswich Town.

The 25-year-old was restricted to 10 appearances last season behind first-choice shot-stopper Mark Schwarzer.

"I can't say I wasn't getting frustrated," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"When you're behind such a good goalkeeper as Mark you get more frustrated because there's not much chance of getting in."

He added: "The gaffer said 'let's get you out on loan' and I was all too happy to come here.

"I've knocked the gaffer's door down a few times but I feel a whole lot better getting out and being able to play."

Despite his limited playing time last term, Stockdale's performances attracted the attention of England boss Fabio Capello, who named the former Darlington man in two squads over the summer.

And a run of games with Town could enhance his international credentials.

"England is not something I look directly at, because you've got to play games and do well first," he said.

"But hopefully I can get Ipswich Town and Fulham's names in the England squad."

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