Robbie Stockdale has become Alan Pardew's second signing in two
days after completing a month's loan deal from Middlesbrough.
Right back Robbie, who has five Scotland caps and played for
Scotland 'B' on Tuesday, has appeared in 75 league, seven
FA cup, and nine League cup games for Middlesbrough since breaking
through at the club where he started his career.
The Middlesbrough born 23 year old had a spell at Sheffield
Wednesday on loan in 2000, where he played six games in a
He has played in two games this season, against Leicester and
Leeds, but the arrival of Danny Mills on loan from the latter has
since seen him out of the Boro side, though he has impressed in the
With Glen Johnson sold in the summer and Sebastien Schemmel
departing early in the season, Tomas Repka has, for the most part,
slotted in at right back, though against Nottingham Forest, of
course, he reverted to centre half in the absence of the injured
Ian Pearce and debutant Hayden Mullins played there.
"We are pleased to welcome Robbie to the club and we trust
he will settle in quickly," says MD Paul Aldridge.
Meanwhile, the signing of Hayden Mullins from Crystal Palace,
originally rushed through on a loan deal to enable him to make his
debut against Nottingham Forest, has become permanent.