Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ruddy pens new deal with Norwich

Goalkeeper John Ruddy has signed a new four-year contract with Norwich City.

The 25-year-old, who was named in England’s Euro 2012 squad before withdrawing due to injury, enjoyed a positive season at Carrow Road as Paul Lambert guided the club to a 12th-place finish in the Premier League following their promotion from the Championship.

Ruddy joins Russell Martin and Andrew Surman by committing his future to the club after the arrival of Chris Hughton as manager earlier this month.

“I’m delighted. I have never wanted to leave Norwich since I’ve been here. I’ve had a great two years so far, and I can’t wait to be a part of it for the next four years,” Ruddy told the club’s official website.

“I love the atmosphere around the place and it’s a fantastic club to play for. We’ve a new manager coming in too, who I’m looking forward to working with.

“The main thing for me is that my family are really settled here as well. My lad starts school in September, so it’s nice to get a bit of security for them too.

“It’s been a non-stop rollercoaster since I joined, with a lot more highs than lows, thankfully, and hopefully that will continue over the course of the next four years.”

Hughton praised Ruddy for his performances last season and insists the goalkeeper is a key part of his plans going forward.

“I am delighted to have secured John’s future at the club for a further four years. He has been a key part of the club since he has arrived,” said Hughton.

“He has made some fantastic progress over the past couple of years here and is an integral part of the club’s future.

“His great work over the past couple of years has seen him work his way into the England squad with his call-up this summer and hopefully he can continue his great progress now for years to come.”

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