Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale has talked up the quality of the Championship.

Stockdale was on-loan at Ipswich Town before being recalled by Fulham following Mark Schwarzer's neck injury.

The England keeper told fulhamfc.com: "A lot of players move down to the Championship to find their feet, while there are a number of talented young players too - there's a lot of quality there. It's a strong competition, because at the top you have West Ham, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Southampton who are all top-flight clubs.

"Then there are the likes of Reading, Hull, Blackpool, Burnley, Portsmouth and Birmingham that have all spent time in the Premier League of late. There's ambitious clubs like Cardiff, Brighton and Leicester looking to move up too - so it's very competitive. It's a different type of football in many ways, but it is a great league to be part of."