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RUDDY SIGNS NEW DEAL

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17:00 31st October 2013

by Norwich City Football Club

Goalkeeper's stay at Carrow Road extended to 2017

JOHN Ruddy has signed a new four-year deal with Norwich City, the Club is delighted to announce.

The Canaries’ goalkeeper has put pen-to-paper on the contract that sees his stay at Carrow Road extended to the summer of 2017, with the Club having an option of a further year.

Ruddy said: “I’m more than happy to commit my long-term future to the Club.”

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Norwich City – everyone has been very supportive. The whole Club, the players and staff I have worked with have been fantastic.

“I’ve broken into the England squad while at Norwich, and without the opportunity they gave me I wouldn’t have been anywhere near it. I was in a bit of a no-man’s land before I joined the Club, and they took a gamble on me.

“Thankfully I think it’s paid off for both sides and now I’m just looking to keep up my form.”



City boss Chris Hughton added: “We’re really delighted. We were in a position where there was some interest in him in the summer, and I think that reiterated for us what we felt about John.

“We’re really delighted that he has signed a new contract, and it’s one that’s thoroughly deserved not only for what he’s done for the Club but of course with his part on the international scene with England too.”

27-year-old Ruddy joined the Canaries from Everton in July 2010 for an undisclosed fee, and has established himself between the sticks over the last four seasons, despite a lengthy injury setback during the last campaign.

He has made 107 appearances in all competitions for the Club, while also making his senior England debut, playing 45 minutes against Italy in August 2012.

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