Stockdale thanks Albion and is aiming for another promotion at Birmingham

David Stockdale has described his time at Albion as '˜three memorable years' and revealed he is aiming to clinch back-to-back promotions after joining Birmingham City.

David Stockdale. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)
David Stockdale. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

The 31-year-old will sign a three-year deal with the Blues on July 1 when his contract with the Seagulls expires.

The Leeds-born stopper, who was a top performer in Brighton & Hove Albion’s promotion to the Premier League last season, had been linked with moves away from the club all summer after turning a new contract.

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He made 45 appearances and conceded just 40 goals in Albion’s historic season, but will leave on a free transfer.

The ex-Fulham keeper tweeted: “I’d like to thank all at @OfficialBHAFC for three memorable years. From top to bottom. The squad of friends and to the great fans. Thank you.

“Now onto my next adventure at the mighty @BCFC . Hoping to make it two in two years. Can’t wait to get started at this massive club.”

Stockdale is expected to become Blues’ first choice goalkeeper with ex-Albion man Tomasz Kuszczak and Adam Legzdins, who recently signed a new deal.