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David Stockdale praises fans and urges unity

I understand they’re disappointed but I urge them to stick with us. It’s their football club and I understand as I support a football club myself and it’s in your blood.

David Stockdale

David Stockdale has urged the fans to stick with the team.

And the 'keeper, who spoke to BluesTV at Craven Cottage, understands the fans current frustrations.

4,074 travelled to Fulham on Saturday and continued to encourage and drive the team on.  

Stockdale praised the support they're receiving and he believes, like the rest of the squad, that positive results are close.

"That’s the feeling we’ve got," said the 32-year-old. "Our team spirit is coming on more and you can hear the fans willing us to come a do something, a bit of magic. 

"I know everyone’s mad, angry, disappointed and I get that. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be but we’re doing everything we can to turn it round. 

"Again, hard work is the only way out. It’s an old cliche but it always comes back for a reason. We’re going to work hard next week on the same things, the Manager’s very meticulous on how we do it and that’s why I feel since I’ve been back, I can see it more that we’ve only conceded three. So it’s one of them, you get your scoring boots on and you could take a couple of those games. 

"I said something after the Manager said something and I wanted the boys to know that our fight and our belief are coming," added the experienced stopper who's played over 100 games at Championship level.

"If we believe that we can do something then mind over matter is a big thing. I don’t know if anyone thinks I’m talking a bit of c**p but I feel it, I’m an emotional guy. I say how I feel when I feel it and I feel something coming. It’s not easy when fans expect but i’ll tell them. If they want to shout at me they can, but I feel something coming, whether they can see it or not, I just want them to stick with us. 

"There were 4,057 here and you can hear them all game, it was like we’re at home. I understand they’re disappointed but I urge them to stick with us. It’s their football club and I understand as I support a football club myself and it’s in your blood. I’m hoping they can stick with us and in the end, at the end of the season, we say ‘that’s better’ and we can have a bit of pride in where we finish." 

WATCH: Our full interview with David Stockdale at Craven Cottage.

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