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Ruddy can make amends for his Shrewsbury nightmare vs Cardiff

Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that John Ruddy will start his first Premier League match of the season against Cardiff City on Saturday.

The manager is making the call in order to prepare him to face Manchester United in the last eight of the FA Cup next week.

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It will mean regular number one Rui Patricio will drop to the bench against the relegation-threatened Bluebirds.

Espirito Santo said in his press conference: “We consider this the right moment for him to get some game time and to be stronger. We have a lot of confidence in the three goalkeepers we have.”

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Ruddy, of course, has not featured for Wolves since his horror show against Shrewsbury Town a month ago.

A chance to prove the doubters wrong

Ruddy will be chomping at the bit to have a good game on Saturday given the fact he’s not been able to atone for his two errors against the Shrews.

Last time out Ruddy failed to deal with a corner, and also let a tame effort from outside the box go through him.

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Fortunately for Wolves his struggles didn’t cost any points as the Black Country club won 3-2.

Seemingly Ruddy has the guarantee that he will play the next two games for Wolves, so it’s a real chance for him to banish the memories of his Shrewsbury nightmare and remind everyone what a capable stopper he is.

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