Ruddy proud at England chance
Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy believes he can only learn from the experience of being included in England's Euro 2012 squad.
Ruddy was one of the surprise names in Roy Hodgson's 23-man party selected last week for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine and even if he doesn't play a single game, the former Everton youngster is convinced he will return to Carrow Road as a better player.
The 25-year-old, who's just enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Canaries back in the top-flight, will begin his international career as England's third-choice behind number one Joe Hart and ex-City stopper Robert Green.
Ruddy would clearly love to see some action but he can take comfort from the fact that he will be testing himself out on a daily basis throughout the tournament, with some of the country's top stars.
He told Sky Sports News: "Apart from working day in and day out with world-class players, just to take the experience for what it is and that is to be a part of my country's squad for a major European Championship.
"It is a fantastic honour for me and everyone connected with Norwich City as well.
"It is just going to be an exceptional experience and I can't wait to get started.
"I was very surprised. I received a phone call on Monday from Ray Clemence informing me that I had been selected."