David Stockdale has no doubts he made the right decision to leave his No1 status at Darlington to join Fulham as backup goalkeeper.

The youngster told fulhamfc.com: "In footballing terms I would probably say no; it's a chance of lifetime for me to get a chance with a Premier League club. As soon as I knew that Fulham were interested and then when a concrete offer came in, I knew it was the step I wanted to make.

"I wasn't meant to be first choice at Darlington but when my chance came I knew that I had to make the most of it. It's no different than the situation I now face at Fulham, it's my job to do the best I can, to show everyone what I can do and if my chance comes for whichever side [Development Squad or First Team] then I just have to step up and show what I can do."