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Norwich City complete John Ruddy signing

John Ruddy in action for Motherwell
Ruddy played 37 times for Motherwell last season

Everton goalkeeper John Ruddy has signed a three-year deal with Norwich City after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old started his career at Cambridge United, playing 41 times, before joining the Toffees in a £250,000 switch in 2005.

Despite just one substitute appearance at Everton, Ruddy has featured on loan at eight different clubs.

He spent the whole of last season with Scottish Premier club Motherwell.

The St Ives-born stopper featured 37 times at Fir Park in his most successful loan spell to date.

Motherwell manager Craig Brown had hoped that Everton would want to farm Ruddy out to Fir Park again next season.

However, the SPL outfit on Thursday signed Darren Randolph on his departure from Charlton Athletic, having already secured former Airdrie United goalkeeper Lee Hollis earlier this summer.

Crewe, Stockport and Wrexham are among Ruddy's other short-term clubs.

His only Premier League appearance came during Everton's 1-0 win over Blackburn in February 2006, replacing Iain Turner who was sent off in the ninth minute.



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see also
Randolph completes switch to Well
01 Jul 10 |  Motherwell
Brown bemoans absence of Ruddy
18 Apr 10 |  Motherwell
Ruddy may consider Fir Park stay
18 Feb 10 |  Motherwell
Well sign Everton keeper on loan
24 Jul 09 |  Motherwell
Ruddy has another Man Utd trial
30 Nov 04 |  Cambridge Utd
Ruddy completes Goodison switch
20 May 05 |  Everton


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