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Wycombe boss Ainsworth gives verdict on Stockdale saga after Birmingham recall ‘keeper

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has revealed that he was disappointed that Birmingham City decided to cancel the loan of goalkeeper David Stockdale early, report the club’s official Twitter account.

Stockdale joined the Chair Boys on an initial seven-day emergency loan, playing in the club’s wins against Shrewsbury Town and Accrington Stanley, but was recalled by the Blues last week.

“Stockdale played a fantastic part in our two victories during his time here and both he and I were keen to keep him,” Ainsworth revealed.

“But, unfortunately, we weren’t able to do so.”

The experienced shot-stopper fell out with Birmingham manager Garry Monk during pre-season and was sent to train with the youth teams.

He was earlier sent out on loan to Wycombe’s League One rivals Southend United and will be looking for a permanent move away from St. Andrews during the January transfer window.

The two wins helped move Wycombe up into 1oth place and to within just six points of Charlton Athletic, who currently occupy the final playoff spot.

The verdict 

This is a situation that Birmingham really need to nip in the bud quickly.

Neither party sound like they are totally in the right here but if it is not sorted, having that uncertainty at the club could derail the club’s season.

But Birmingham seem keen on finding a club that will be willing to pay the entirety of his wages and it is unlikely they will find one in League One.

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