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Ruddy Looking To Develop At Latics

8 September 2017

New signing Jack Ruddy believes he can develop as a goalkeeper under the stewardship of goalkeeper coach Carlo Nash.

The 19-year-old signed for the club on deadline day on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and he hopes to improve during this loan spell and help Oldham Athletic.

He said: “It will be my first time playing football with a run of games in the league, which will be a lot different to under-23 level.

“Even to get a couple of games here will be lot more beneficial than 10, 12 games at under-23 level, so I think it will bring me along.”

Ruddy joins Ben Wilson and fellow deadline day signing Johny Placide as goalkeeping options at the clubs disposal.

“I’ve just seen the other two lads this morning and we got on well,” he commented.

“Training was good, it was healthy competition.”

The goalkeeper also gave his thoughts on his first coaching session with goalkeeping coach Nash: “It was a sharp session. It was quite hard, but I enjoyed it. It is nothing that I’m not really familiar with, but it was fine.”

“Just being around the first team environment will develop me as a goalkeeper and if I can play games then even better. Carlo will definitely bring me on as a goalkeeper.”

The former Rangers youngster was unavailable for selection last week due to international duty, but he will be hoping to make his first appearance in tomorrow’s game away to Fleetwood Town (3pm kick off). 

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