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Brighton and Hove Albion sign David Stockdale from Fulham

28 July 2014

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed goalkeeper David Stockdale from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal and becomes Albion's fourth new recruit of the summer, joining his former Craven Cottage team-mate Aaron Hughes, midfielder Nzuzi Toko and striker Chris O'Grady at the Sky Bet Championship club.

``We are delighted to have completed David's signing from Fulham, and I am pleased to welcome him to the club,`` Brighton boss Sami Hyypia told the club's official website.

"It is a transfer we have been working on for some time - and David is a goalkeeper with excellent pedigree. He has got very good experience of the Premier League and Championship, but at 28 is in his prime.``

Leeds-born Stockdale began his career with York and had a spell at Darlington before moving to Fulham in 2008 in a deal reported to be worth £600,000.

During his time with the Cottagers he had loan spells at Leicester, Ipswich and Hull - helping the Tigers secure promotion to the Premier League in 2013.

Last season Stockdale established himself as first-choice keeper at Craven Cottage, and was the stand-out performer in a Fulham side which was relegated from the top flight. He made more than 50 senior appearances for the London club.


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