Stockdale 'gutted to go out like that'

David Stockdale with head in hands at the end of Albion's draw at Aston Villa yesterday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

David Stockdale with head in hands at the end of Albion's draw at Aston Villa yesterday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

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Albion goalkeeper David Stockdale has taken to Twitter this morning after the Seagulls missed out on the Championship title yesterday afternoon.

Brighton drew 1-1 at Aston Villa as Jack Grealish's late equaliser squirmed past Stockdale and denied Albion the win they needed to be crowned champions. Newcastle's 3-0 victory at home to Barnsley saw them pip Brighton to the title by a point.


Stockdale, who is out on contract this summer, has been linked with moves to Chelsea, West Ham and Leeds in recent weeks, and tweeted this morning: "Gutted to go out like that. Big thank you to all my teammates and staff. @BenJamesRoberts for everything. Thank you to all the fans."


He added on Instagram, alongside a picture of goalkeeper coach Ben Roberts and keepers Niki Maenpaa, Christian Walton and Casper Ankergren: "Thanks to these boys for the support and competition you've provided. Thank you boss @benjamesroberts for everything and improving me and a gk and person. Much love keepers."

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