Norwich City boss Chris Hughton won't rush back England goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Ruddy underwent thigh surgery before Christmas.

"He is very much on schedule and doing well at the moment," said the Norwich boss. "He has had no setbacks on the work he has been doing, but the tail end of his rehab work will be the kicking and he is not really at that stage.

"We are pleased with everything he has done. I hope we will see him again this season but I also hope the form of Mark Bunn and Campy (Lee Camp) means we certainly don't have to rush him back."