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Woods back Ruddy to stay focused

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Former England and Norwich goalkeeper Chris Woods is confident current Canaries stopper John Ruddy will not let talk of an international call-up deflect his focus.

The 25-year-old has produced some impressive displays in the Barclays Premier League to help Paul Lambert's men close in on safety. Ruddy - who had a five-year spell at Everton from 2005 to 2010 after joining from Cambridge, but made just one first-team appearance - is on the radar of England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence.

Woods - capped 43 times by England - is on the backroom staff at Goodison Park and worked with Ruddy during his time on Merseyside. Woods said in the Eastern Daily Press: "I am not surprised with John's success at all - he was with us for a number of years and he's always had great potential."

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