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The 19-year-old goalkeeper has been brought into the Three Lions’ Euro 2012 squad as a replacement for John Ruddy, who broke a finger in training with the national squad

Birmingham City boss Chris Hughton does not believe Jack Butland will be fazed after being called up to England's Euro 2012 squad.

The 19-year-old spent his season playing at League Two club Cheltenham Town but was named as back-up to Joe Hart, Robert Green and John Ruddy.

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However, Ruddy broke a finger in training with the national squad and will miss the European Championships as a result, but Hughton doubts the sudden call-up with daunt his St Andrew’s shot-stopper.

"It'll be great for his experience and development, I don't think he would be fazed by it," he told Sky Sports News.

"He's a mature lad, you can't get where he is at 19 as a goalkeeper without that maturity, obviously you've got to have the ability but you need that maturity and that he does have.

"It's a massive step up but the experience he'll gain working with Ray Clemence and Dave Watson and around the quality of players will be invaluable."

Hughton revealed he initially did not rate the England youngster but performances at international youth level have convinced him that Butland is one-to-watch.

"Funnily enough I initially didn't think too much of him," he revealed. "But then he went to Colombia with the [England] Under-18s and that's where he really shone.

"Then he went with the Under-21s and he's had this rise now.

"We've seen a fair amount of him at Cheltenham where he's performed very well, he went back after Christmas and it's been a great part of his development, so we're grateful to Cheltenham.

"My thoughts also have to be with John Ruddy, he's had a wonderful season with Norwich [City] and deserved that opportunity, but they certainly have a worthy replacement in young Jack."

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