By Pete O'Rourke

24th Jan, 2020 | 10:25am

Exclusive: Birmingham player set to join Wycombe after 19/20 deal agreed

Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale is poised to join Wycombe Wanderers on loan until the end of the season, Football Insider understands.

The 34-year-old has found himself frozen out of the first-team reckoning in the last couple of seasons and he is well down the pecking order under manager Pep Clotet.

A source at St Andrew’s has told Football Insider that the shot-stopper, who is out of contract at Birmingham in the summer, has agreed a deal to join Wycombe on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has been keen to strengthen his goalkeeping options and he has made a move to take the experienced stopper back to Adams Park.

Wycombe are currently second in League One and the manager sees Stockdale as someone who can boost their bid for promotion in the second half of the season.

Stockdale previously had a short spell on loan at the League One side in 2018 as an emergency signing, making a total of just two appearances for the Chairboys.

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Stockdale has featured just once for Birmingham this season in the EFL Cup and he is currently third-choice keeper in Clotet’s plans.

Stockdale joined the Blues from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2017, helping the Seagulls win promotion to the Premier League and being named in the PFA’s Championship Team of the Year.

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