Norwich keeper Ruddy hoping for playing time with England against Sweden

The Canaries man is happy to get a second call-up to the national side and hopes he is in contention to start or appear as a sub after a string of strong club performances
Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy is hoping to gain some playing time for England after being included in the national squad to face Sweden.

The 26-year-old has played consistently for the Canaries, keeping four clean sheets so far this season, earning the shot-stopper a spot in Roy Hodgson's Three Lions squad.

Ruddy revealed he is honoured to be called up for a second time, but confessed he would love the chance to get on the pitch on this occasion, before adding that he hopes he can continue to impress on both the international and domestic scene.

"I don't know if I'll get any game time," Ruddy told the club's official website. "I'd like to think I'd be in contention, but it's just an honour for me to be able to go away with England and represent my country if given the chance.

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"It's something I'm looking forward to, working with the players and management there is exceptional. Dave Watson [Norwich's goalkeeping coach] is there, so on a day-to-day training basis it's not much different to what I do at Colney.

"It's going to be a tough week, but it's where you want to be – at the top level doing this. If I can go away, hopefully get some game time for England, and then put on a performance against Manchester United for Norwich then I'll be absolutely delighted."