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Wolves fans praise Ruddy after clean sheet in hard-fought Bristol City victory

In the summer, Wolves understandably jumped at the opportunity to land Rui Patricio from Sporting Lisbon but it pushed John Ruddy to the fringes of the team.

Ruddy was the first-choice stopper as Nuno Santo’s men gained promotion from the Championship last season but the arrival of an European Championship winning goalkeeper came at his expense.

He has been granted opportunities in the cup competitions – as is now customary across the Premier League – and another came along when Wolves travelled to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City in the fifth round of the FA Cup yesterday.

After Patricio made an error to allow Issac Hayden to score in Wolves’ last match, Ruddy’s solid display was a refreshing contrast and he made a vital stoppage-time save from opposite number Frank Fielding.

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The supporters enjoyed their rare glimpse of Ruddy and it will have boosted his confidence to keep a clean sheet on an important afternoon for the Old Gold.

Ruddy will hope to carry on getting the nod as the run towards Wembley rumbles on and that would likely please the supporters who took to Twitter to praise his display against Lee Johnson’s side…


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