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Norwich goalkeeper expected to make England debut

John Ruddy training with England team mate Jack Butland. Credit: PA

Norwich City goalkeeper, John Ruddy is expected to make his England debut tonight as Roy Hodgson's men take on Italy in a friendly in Switzerland.

England exited Euro 2012 after they lost on penalties to tonight's opponents just seven weeks ago.

John Ruddy was not part of the England squad that day. He was forced to return home after breaking his finger during training in the run-up to the tournament.

With number one goalkeeper Joe Hart out of contention and manager Roy Hodgson expected to give fringe players a run-out, Ruddy will almost certainly play a part as England try to avenge that Euro 2012 defeat.

The game will be shown on ITV1 tonight, kick-off is at 8.00pm.

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