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Norwich boss Lambert leads 'Ruddy for England' calls

John Ruddy
Ruddy kept 10 clean sheets as the Canaries gained promotion to the Premier League last season

Paul Lambert says Norwich City keeper John Ruddy would be a good option for England manager Fabio Capello.

The 25-year-old's stunning stoppage-time save from Luis Suarez secured the Canaries a 1-1 draw at Liverpool.

"At big moments in big games, big players produce things, he certainly did that, he's been massive for me," Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Last season he saved us in huge games and he's done it again this year, England should have a look at him."

Ruddy joined Norwich from Everton following City's promotion from League One to the Championship in 2010.

At the time many fans were calling for the loan return of Newcastle's Fraser Forster, who helped the Canaries to the League One title, but Lambert hopes Ruddy's performances have now brought an end to such talk.

"People clamoured for Fraser to come back, not giving John time, but now quite rightly he might be getting looked at by England, that shows you the way he's playing," he added.

The former Cambridge United youngster, for his part, was playing down his role in City's hardest-earned point this season.

"That's what I'm there for, the lads in front of me work their socks off for 90 minutes of the game and that's my job.

"As long as I can keep doing stuff like that then we'll be fine cause the lads in front of me are superb," he said.



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Ruddy completes Goodison switch
20 May 05 |  Everton


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