Stockdale open to Swans loan

Stockdale made seven Premier League appearances last term with

veteran Mark Schwarzer earning the bulk of the playing time. The

Cottagers are closing in on the capture of Hungarian goalkeeper

Csaba Somogyi and Stockdale is keen to play more games. Swansea are

looking for number one reinforcements following Dorus de Vries’

Wolves move and Stockdale is a fan of the club. The ex-Darlington

shot-stopper is keen to play in the Premier League if possible,

although he would be willing to consider the Championship. “I think

(Jol) might stay with Mark, which is understandable, so it might be

a chance for me to go out on loan,” he told Sky Sports News.

“They’ve signed a new goalkeeper, so hopefully that paves the way

for a loan move. I want to play games. “It’s not about being part

of the Premier League and sitting on the bench. It’s nice, don’t

get me wrong, but I want to be playing games. “If there isn’t a

Premier League option I might have to go down the league. “The

chairman’s passed the word that he doesn’t want to sell me. I just

have to get on with it. I like it here. “I’ve been here three years

now. I’ve had to prove myself time and time again. I’ve just got to

keep working hard.” When asked if he fancied a move to Swansea he

added: “Definitely. What a club to go to. “They’ve just come up. It

would suit me down to the ground.”