Hughton says Ruddy deserves his chance, despite their 7-0 defeat to Manchester City.
He told talkSPORT: “He’s been excellent for us this season.
“He has continued to be in that [England] frame and we are looking forward to him getting that opportunity. He certainly hasn't done himself any harm with his performances for us this season.
“At a time when perhaps the manager might look at other players, then John is certainly one that warrants his opportunity."
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