Date: 27th May 2018 at 1:40pm
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Written by Tom Heslop

Birmingham City are reportedly interested in Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies should current number one David Stockdale be sold, according to reputable journalist Alan Nixon.

The journalist, who reported the news on his social media page, stated that Blues would make a move for the 28-year-old QPR keeper but only if the Midlands club could find a new club for Stockdale.

It was revealed last week that Garry Monk had told 32-year-old Stockdale that he could leave the club because of his high wage, believed to be in the range of £35,000 per week, and now it looks like he is planning for life without him already.

Last season, Stockdale kept seven clean sheets in his 39 appearances for Blues under three separate managers, Harry Redknapp, Steve Cotterill and the previously mentioned former Swansea City boss Monk.

Similarly, Smithies kept exactly the same amount of clean sheets as his counterpart but with Monk looking to move things forward at the club, the former Huddersfield Town trainee could prove to be a much cheaper option than Stockdale.

Blues fans, would you be happy if the club were to make a move for Alex Smithies? Or would you rather us stick with David Stockdale? Let us know in the comment section down below!


5 Replies to “Blues lining up move for QPR keeper should Stockdale leave”

  • Smithies is marginally better than Stockdale his form was just off what Stockdale did for us last season. Stockdale had a better record QPR will be looking for a new keeper and that’s where this link has come from because apparently we too will be looking for a new keeper. QPR also have to trim down their wage bill they are in one of the numbers of clubs on the verge of financial fair play regulations. Along with more than 50% of the championship Villa being one of them. A lot of teams are worse off than us when it comes to financial fair play so we have nothing to worry about keep Right On.

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