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Ruddy rolling the dice with Ross County move


By Andrew Henderson


Jack Ruddy says he wanted to move to Ross County to push himself out of his comfort zone.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper signed a six-month contract with the Staggies on Tuesday, who were looking for extra cover between the posts after on-loan Chelsea stopper Nathan Baxter was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Goalkeeper Jack Ruddy has signed a short-term contract until January with Ross County. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Goalkeeper Jack Ruddy has signed a short-term contract until January with Ross County. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Ruddy has already had a storied, if young, career, starting out in Rangers’ youth system as a six-year-old.

When his parents emigrated to Spain, he got picked up by Real Murcia and played in their age-group sides.

He was invited for a trial with Villarreal, but could not sign professional terms due to a residency rule in Spain for young players, and he returned to the UK with Bury before Wolves signed him in 2016.

The Glaswegian goalkeeper spent time out on loan at Oldham Athletic and Ayr United – being a member of their 2018 League One-winning squad – as well as spending time in the Spanish lower leagues.

But not content to sit and collect a paycheck at Wolves, he has signed for County.

Read more in today's North Star.



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