David Stockdale apologises to Birmingham City fans after Brentford rout

Birmingham goalkeeper David Stockdale has apologised for his performance in the 5-0 defeat at Brentford on Tuesday.

He spilled an Ollie Watkins shot into his net to hand Brentford the lead, with manager Steve Cotterill insisting “on any other God-given day he will save that” after the match.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham

Stockdale was then caught in possession and out of his net for a Neal Maupay goal in the second half, with Cotterill left to lament a team performance “littered with errors”.

The Birmingham keeper, signed from Brighton by Harry Redknapp last summer, took ownership of his mistakes on Twitter.

“I’m always honest and give my all and that wasn’t good enough from me. I thank all the fans for continued support.”

The defeat was Birmingham’s third in a row and leaves them just a point above the relegation zone.

Birmingham fans were heard chanting “you don’t know what you’re doing” towards Cotterill as he left the pitch.