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Norwich's number one John Ruddy is a competent goalkeeper who is facing his first full season as a first choice in the Premier League.
Previously with Everton (whom he joined from first club Cambridge United) for five years without making a single league start for them, Ruddy's only league appearance came as a sub after Everton's two first team 'keepers were injured and the third choice, Iain Turner, was sent off during a match.
Finding his route to first team action blocked Ruddy went out on loan to eight different clubs before transferring to Norwich City at the beginning of last season.
He will expect to be kept busy this term as the newly promoted side battle against established top-flight opposition, but Ruddy has already shown good handling skills and a willingness to dominate his box aerially.
Question marks remain over his distribution and of course he must show good form over the entire length of the campaign, but England will certainly have at least one goalkeeping spot up for grabs and as one of just four English Premier League 'keepers Ruddy will fancy his chances of showing his worth.
Joe Hart is established at number one for his country while Scott Carson, playing in Turkey, will presumably get the nod as backup, but with Paul Robinson and Ben Foster unavailable for selection by Fabio Capello, Ruddy will battle for the third spot against David Stockdale, Rob Green and Scott Loach—all of whom are playing at a lower level than him.