Last Updated: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:42
Goalkeeper David Stockdale has vowed to return to Fulham and fight for his place with new signing Maarten Stekelenburg next season.
The 27-year-old has had few opportunities for first-team football at Craven Cottage with Australian international veteran Mark Schwarzer holding down the number one spot since joining from Middlesbrough in summer 2008.
And, following a lengthy loan spell with Hull City last season it looked like Stockdale would be departing to the KC Stadium on a permanent basis when they secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League.
However, the former Darlington shot-stopper is instead looking to return to Craven Cottage and continue his fight for first-team action with a new rival for the spot as Roma's Dutch custodian, Stekelenburg, has been snapped up from AS Roma as a probable replacement for the out-of-contract Schwarzer.
"I've been trying to get back fit and getting ready for Fulham's next campaign," Stockdale told talkSPORT. "I'm a Fulham player.
"This is the first year I'm not worried about my future because there's not much going on.
"I'm just going to relax and enjoy my holiday, keep fit and [prepare for] another chapter at Fulham."
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