Stockdale open to Town return

Keeper answers Fulham call following injury to Schwarzer

David Stockdale: Keeper admits he could return to Ipswich following his recall from loan by Fulham

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David Stockdale is not ruling out a return to Ipswich Town in the New Year after he was recalled by Fulham following an injury to goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Veteran Australian keeper Schwarzer is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines and Stockdale has been summoned back to Craven Cottage ahead of Fulham's game at home to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The former Darlington shot-stopper had been on a season-long loan at Ipswich and had made 18 appearances during his time with the Championship club.

The England hopeful is now focusing on taking his chance with the Cottagers, but admits he could head back to Portman Road once Schwarzer is back to full fitness.

Experience

"There may be a chance of me coming back," Stockdale told Ipswich's official website. "That's not really up to me and at the moment I just want to concentrate on getting back and doing my best for Fulham.

"If the chance came for me to come back and it suited all parties then it is definitely something I'd look into though.

"Fulham have got some big games coming up - especially Man Utd and Chelsea - so I want to do well and show people what I've learned at Ipswich and show what I've been doing in games and training, working along some great coaches such as Malcolm Webster.

"I just want to thank everyone at Ipswich for giving me this chance and I really have learned a lot from the experience.

"It would have been nice to have stayed and tried to have got the club into the Premier League, but I've got to concentrate on doing my best for Fulham now."