Birmingham City’s David Stockdale has extended his loan spell at Southend United, with the goalkeeper set to spend another seven days with the League One outfit.
Stockdale has been cast aside by Garry Monk at St Andrew’s this season despite the goalkeeper making 36 Championship appearances last season for the Blues.
Lee Camp has been preferred, with Stockdale starting the season on the fringe.
An emergency loan opportunity opened up for Stockdale last week, with the 32-year-old linking up with Southend.
After featuring for them in the 3-2 defeat against Peterborough United last week, Stockdale has seen his weekly loan deal extended by a further seven days.
Confirmation has come from Birmingham this afternoon, with Stockdale involved in this afternoon’s starting XI against Shrewsbury.
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Stockdale’s parent-club are still waiting for their first league victory of the 2018/19 campaign, with Monk’s side struggling at this early stage of the season.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion last night, despite taking the lead through Jota, who then missed a penalty just three minutes after scoring.
Matt Phillips scored the equaliser for Albion.
This is good for Stockdale.
The goalkeeper finds himself in an unfortunate position at St Andrew’s, but at least this loan gives him an opportunity to play.
Obviously it isn’t ideal that it is only a seven day loan, but it is better for the 32-year-old than sitting on the fringe.
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