Wolves supporters have shown a strong display of support in favour of goalkeeper John Ruddy as he prepares to start this weekend.
A picture of Ruddy in training emerged on Twitter as fans reacted eagerly to seeing him in focus before Nuno Santo confirmed via Tim Spiers that he’d be starting against Manchester United in the FA Cup this weekend.
Final session before #WOLMUN…
— Wolves (@Wolves) March 15, 2019
The 6 foot 4 stopper has been Wolves’ cup keeper this term, playing twice in the Carabao Cup and four times in the FA Cup to date. His performances in those matches have clearly done enough to excite supporters who are keen to see him do well.
The Molineux faithful have given the ‘keeper their full backing, suggesting he means business and looks ready for war. Encouragement has also been issued by some followers of the Midlands club.
Elsewhere there was some more analytical reaction to his return. One individual claimed he could still be the team’s first choice ‘keeper which after starting on 45 occasions in the Championship last season is an understandable assumption.
Although Rui Patricio has since become the main man behind the defence in Nuno’s side, one tweet suggested that they’d be far more confident seeing the ex-Norwich man in goal.
Ruddy’s sole appearance in the Premier League this campaign came at the beginning of the month when Wolves beat Cardiff.
Here’s what supporters have been saying about him.
good, one of the most underrated goalkeepers around. he could still be our first team keeper. sometimes i want him to be
— Kieran Goodwin (@KieranGoodwin18) March 15, 2019
He’s Ruddy ready!
— Chris Howells1877 (@christo80735585) March 15, 2019
Come on John Ruddy you can do it ??
— Wolves Fan (@OAKES9) March 15, 2019
Feel more confident with Ruddy in goal than bumbling Patricio
— santino (@tino_santino) March 15, 2019
There’s the face of a clean sheet. Ruddy means business
— Steve Underhill (@WWFC_Warwick) March 15, 2019
— Macho Man Oliver Butler (@notoliverbutler) March 15, 2019
Ruddy looks ready for war. Come on big man.
— Andy Bagley (@andybagley1) March 15, 2019