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Plymouth Argyle sign goalkeeper David Stockdale on loan

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale
Stockdale had loan spells at Rotherham and Leicester last season

Plymouth Argyle have made their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing in goalkeeper David Stockdale on a month-long loan from Fulham.

The 24-year-old took part in a friendly match against the Pilgrims in London last week.

Stockdale, who has played three times for Fulham this season, will be available for Plymouth's game against Barnsley on Saturday.

Stockdale recently signed a deal keeping him at Fulham until June 2013.

On Thursday, Plymouth boss Paul Mariner told BBC Devon the search to bring new players to the club is gaining momentum.

Mariner said his search for new talent has the full backing of the board at Home Park, although he refused to be drawn on the financial resources available to him.

"I haven't been told any figure," he said. "I just go back to the board and ask 'can we afford him?' It's as simple as that.

"Every club has a ceiling point so we're realists on the staff and we know what we need to do, and the board have been extremely supportive."

When questioned as to where exactly Plymouth's financial ceiling lies, Mariner stated: "It's a bungalow not a four-storey house."

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