A number of Birmingham City fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Sunday People (17/11; page 50) suggesting that Leeds United want David Stockdale in January.
Stockdale has endured a difficult time since moving to St Andrew’s. He played 39 times in all competitions during his first year with the club. But he has not made a league appearance for Birmingham since May 2018.
Pep Clotet has used him once this season. And it appears that there may be a good chance that the 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Portsmouth in August could prove to be his final appearance for the club.
The Sunday People (17/11; page 50) reports that Leeds want Stockdale in January. Kiko Casilla has been outstanding for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this term. But the Whites are certainly lacking an experienced backup option.
A move for Stockdale looks to make good sense for Leeds. He may not play much, but there are few around who boast more experience in the Championship.
Nevertheless, plenty of Birmingham fans appear to be in favour of Stockdale moving to Leeds. They believe that he needs to be offloaded in the near future, and hope that the Whites do make a move.
It is perhaps telling that, despite wanting Lee Camp to be dropped as number one, several Blues supporters would still not mind seeing Stockdale move to Elland Road.
If Leeds are determined to land a more experienced backup option, it would appear that a move for Stockdale could prove to be best for all parties.
Here is what some of the Birmingham fans make of the reports…
Yep much as I like him, Get him off those massive wages and try and get in a new number 1 for me.
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) November 18, 2019
Absolutely….. writing been on the wall for 18 months…. even with how inconsistent and poor Camp has been still can’t break Into the first team. Time for the club over next 2 windows to totally reboot the goalkeeping position #bcfc
— Lee Bird (@LeeBird1978) November 18, 2019
No send camp there and we have stockdale in goal.#KRO
— BrummieBrad (@BradleyOliver6) November 18, 2019
Im free jan 1st can i drive him up there?
— mick (@mickcwhill) November 18, 2019
Definately need to cash both keepers in and get some money, Camp is older than Stockdale and both have not got long left. Stockdale was very good and I could never understand why we bought Camp in the first place with his poor reputation??????
— Big G#Keep Right On ?? (@GordonVoisey1) November 18, 2019
I will personally drive stockdale to Leeds they can have Camp as well. Why we don’t play Ramos or Trueman is beyond me
— mark#KRO (@markb2709) November 18, 2019