Birmingham City have secured the services of goalkeeper John Ruddy after his time with Wolverhampton Wanderers. He signed a one year deal with the Blues.
The club announced: “Welcome to Blues, John Ruddy! The goalkeeper joins Blues on a one-year contract, having most recently been at West Midlands counterparts Wolverhampton Wanderers, and brings a wealth of experience to the existing goalkeeping unit overseen by the newly appointed Maik Taylor.”
Birmingham City added: “In five seasons at Molineux, the stopper helped the Old Gold win the Sky Bet Championship in his first year, going on to support their transition and assist with their consolidation in the top flight.
“He also turned out in their 2019/20 UEFA Europa League campaign and in the term before played the duration of Wolves’ run to the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals.”
A new chapter begins in the Second City and Ruddy told BluesTV how he is ready to get stuck into a new challenge.
“It is great. I have, obviously, been waiting a few weeks and lots of teams have been back already training. So I have been ticking over and doing my own bits.
“It is a massive club, I think you can see that from the infrastructure. I took a look at the squad and it is a very good squad – a lot of big characters. A lot of people who are still hungry for success, people with points to prove.
“I think once you have that blend, of experience with youth. And the desire to achieve something, you are on to a winner already.”