City pair called up for countries
CITY stopper John Ruddy and striker Steve Morison have been called-up by their respective countries for upcoming friendlies against Italy and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
‘Keeper Ruddy has been called in to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for their upcoming clash with Italy in Berne on August 15.
It’s Ruddy’s second call-up of the summer following his inclusion in the squad for the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, before unfortunately being forced to withdraw with a broken finger picked up in training.
Ruddy will now meet up with his England teammates in Switzerland as Roy Hodgson prepares his side for their opening World Cup qualification match against Moldova in Chisinau on September 7, looking to get his first cap under his belt.
City striker Steve Morison has also been called-up for Wales by manager Chris Coleman as they get their final World Cup qualification preparations in place with a friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina at Llanelli’s Parc Y Scarlets stadium.
In Coleman’s second competitive match in charge as manager, Morison will be looking to add to his 15 caps as the Welsh prepare for their opening World Cup qualifying match against Belgium on September 7 in Cardiff.
The pair join City’s fellow international representatives Robert Snodgrass and Russell Martin who were called up to the Scotland squad last week, for their friendly match against Australia at Easter Road on August 15.