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Hodgson full of praise for Norwich keeper Ruddy

England coach Roy Hodgson holds great confidence in Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.

With Manchester City's Joe Hart still troubled by a back injury, additional attention will now be paid to Ruddy's performances at Norwich to give Hodgson a bit more information on a keeper whose presence in Switzerland was overshadowed by Jack Butland's confirmation as the youngest goalkeeper in England history.

"Forty-five minutes is a small sample to make a decision on but he showed a lot of composure and a lot of character," said Hodgson.

"What we have to do now is watch him very closely.

"There won't be a Norwich match he plays where I don't get a good report because we need to get a better grip on how he is as a goalkeeper.

"When I selected him for Euro 2012 it was a fairly quick decision based on not an awful lot of knowledge."

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