After Fulham confirmed the signing of Maarten Stekelenburg from AS Roma earlier this month, David Stockdale was linked with a move away to the likes of Hull City and West Ham, where it was believed he stood more of a chance of gaining first-team football.
However, recent reports suggest that he has not given up hopes of becoming the No. 1 'keeper at Craven Cottage.
Stockdale was quoted in the Daily Express as saying: "Hopefully there is another chapter at Fulham".
It is believed that Stekelenburg was brought in as a direct replacement for departing veteran Mark Schwarzer, who last month confirmed his intention to leave the club following their decision not to offer him a new contract.
The new £3m signing arrives with vast experience to his name, having played for both Ajax and AS Roma in recent years. He links up with boss Martin Jol, who managed him during his time at Ajax.
It is now widely believed that Stockdale will serve as back-up to Stekelenburg, who is a Dutch international.
Jol will hope that Stockdale’s experience as a loanee at Hull last season will provide him with the quality to challenge for a starting berth.
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