Norwich stopper John Ruddy has been called up for England’s squad for next week’s friendly against Italy in Switzerland.

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Ruddy is included in Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions party for a swift re-match of this summer’s European Championship quarter-final tie, which England lost on penalties. The City number one was ruled out of the tournament in Poland and the Ukraine after suffering a broken finger injury in training with the England squad following his initial call-up.

Ruddy is joined in the latest squad by Birmingham’s highly-rated teenager Jack Butland and first choice Joe Hart.

Former City loanee Ryan Bertrand gets his first senior call in an experimental squad selected by Hodgson that also includes Tottenham duo Steven Caulker and Jake Livermore. Ruddy will join up with the national squad on Sunday evening after featuring in the Canaries’ final pre-season friendly tomorrow against Borussia Monchengladbach. The England squad will train on Monday before travelling to Switzerland on Tuesday ahead of the match at the Stade de Suisse.

Ruddy’s Norwich team mate, Steve Morison, was also called up to the Welsh squad on Friday lunchtime for their friendly on the same night against Bosnia-Herzegovina at Lanelli. Robert Snodgrass and Russell Martin complete the Norwich quartet on international duty next week after being selected for Scotland’s friendly against Australia at Easter Road.

• England squad to play Italy in Berne, Switzerland.

Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City), Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

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16 comments

  • @bluelight, it is a German verb that means to rock or to sway. The Swiss have proudly invented and fitted to their trains something they call an "anti-w ank device" but admit that they may have a problem in marketing this in Engkish-speaking countries.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • JR seems to be keeping his fingers well protected in the picture. I had better get down to the Stade de Suisse to see this spectacle then. What they don't tell you is that it is in a town just outside Berne delightfully known as (and I shall break the word here) Wa nkdorf.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • John's taking no chances in that photo... Probably stray balls flying about from all directions from Rooney and Carroll ;) Weldone Mr Ruddy and congratulations! Swiss, these boards could do with that "anti wan kers device" for our trolls..

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • Well done, Ruddy. Just keep those fingers tucked away out of harms way!

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    Flying Canary

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Oh lord they have let that noodle on here again to disparage NCFC and their players. As they ether decent but robust comment why do they let noodles in

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Ha ha. It's just funny. There is little more to say about the state of English goalkeeping. Good luck John you'll need it. It's such a shame that our players will embarrass themselves on the international stage. I just hope he doesn't get a game, if he does hopefully he'll only get a couple of minutes so that he doesn't make a mistake. Ged - Players Pal.

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    Ged Steroo

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Fingers crossed Ruddy survives the call-up Well deserved I may add

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • until i read the noodle , i was just going to say that i hope J Ruddy gets a game as it would be well earned and raise the profile of our team

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Hey Swiss - we need that train device on these boards to get rid of Red Stooge and his pals!

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    The Crab

    Sunday, August 12, 2012

  • well swiss,you certainly seem to have your finger (our should i say hand)on the pulse.

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    bluelight

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Trouble is, Norfolk`n`good, the boards are RUN by the trolls` movers & shakers.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • To be fair I think Donkey was much more effective than Shrek at the Euros. If you discount a tap in that even Mr Sibierski could have converted, what did he do in his 2 games?

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    DocOhNo

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Honest....Bookie, Wiv? That`s got to be a contender for Oxymoron of the Year! I had 8 ether notifications today. 5 for duplicates that never appeared on a pub topic and 3 "other". Meanwhile noodles & numpties abound. I hope blackdog2`s (aka New Batman`s) crusade has some effect on the way these boards are mismanaged by the Jokers. Hope JR gets some game time.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • So they`re still selecting old Donkey-tail. Thought they`d give an eternal youngster like Grant "Dorian Grey" Holt a chance.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Fair shout, Doc. I was being a bit unkind there, Carroll did OK in the circumstances. Shrek looked disinterested. They should have taken Dorian Holt!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Just been to honest Sid the bookie, and got a deal that our Grant would score more premier goals than woys forwards this season !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, August 10, 2012

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