Hughes Pleased With Stockdale

By Francesca Markey
Last updated : 14 August 2010

Stockdale's inspired performance helped Fulham play out a goalless draw and it was only his second Premier League appearance.

He stepped in for Mark Schwarzer, who picked up a back injury prior to the game and him missing the game had nothing to do with wanting a transfer to Arsenal, like some reports suggest.

However, if Schwarzer was to get transferred, Stockdale may get more of a taste for the Premier League action and with his display today, he has proved that he's more than capable to replace the Fulham No. 1, if needed.

Stockdale prevented two powerful strikes of the ball from Bolton's Johan Elmander from going into the back of the net and helped Fulham tie.

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