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Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy signs new deal

By Jamie Brassington | Wolves | Published:

Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy has signed a new two-year deal which will keep him at Molineux until 2020.

John Ruddy (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

The 31-year-old made his first outing of the season on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup having lost his place to Rui Patricio in the starting line-up.

However Wolves have rewarded him for his performances which saw him win the Championship's Golden Glove last season.

Sporting director Kevin Thelwell said: “John was pivotal to our promotion campaign last season, and his clean sheets and consistent performances rightly earned him a spot in the Championship team of the year.

“With Carl Ikeme’s diagnosis a big blow to everyone at the club last summer, John signed for us under difficult circumstances, but his professionalism was evident throughout and his experience of promotion from the Championship with Norwich invaluable.

“John quickly became a well respected member of Nuno’s squad and we are delighted that he has signed a new deal.”

Ruddy kept 24 clean sheets last season and featured in all but one of Wolves' Championship games and was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

And he kept a clean sheet this week as Wolves beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 in the cup.

Ruddy is a big influence in the Wolves dressing room and boasts more than 400 career appearances. The majority of these were made during a seven-year stint at Norwich City whom he was released by before joining Wolves in July 2017.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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