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REMI MATTHEWS SAID "IT'S MASSIVE," TO HAVE WORKED WITH JOHN RUDDY

17 December 2015

REMI Matthews, on loan from Norwich, has been unlucky to only be used as back-up from Jon McLaughlin during his time at Burton Albion so far.

He has been lucky enough to work with the likes of England-international John Ruddy who has made over 180 appearances for Norwich City since 2010. He has also won a cap for England coming on at half time in a 2-1 win against Switzerland back in 2012 keeping a clean sheet on his part.

Ruddy was fantastic during the 2011-12 season which led to him winning Norwich City’s Player Of The Year at the end of the season.

“It’s massive to have worked with him for five years now,” said Matthews.

He added: “He is a great keeper, a true professional and a great guy.

“John (Ruddy) is a very good goalkeeper and I have learned a lot from him.

“If I need any advice I can go straight to John or even my goalkeeper coach back there Dean Kiely.”

City have most recently given senior starts to 24-year-old Declan Rudd who has been at the club since 1999. He enjoyed two separate loan spells at Preston North End accumulating over 60 appearances for the no-Championship club.

Rudd has made a total of five appearances for Norwich this season, two of those in the league which have come in recent weeks after stepping in for the injured Ruddy.

Matthews said: “You have even got the likes of Declan Rudd who is pushing through now.

“He has been there for close to 15 years and now he is getting into the first team starting 11.”


Remi Matthews with John Ruddy, Dean Kiely and Declan Rudd

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