Veteran Ruddy lands Birmingham extension.

John Ruddy
John Ruddy has made over 440 career appearances, beginning his career with Cambridge United.

Birmingham City shot-stopper John Ruddy has agreed to extend his current contract, tying him to the Blues until the summer of 2024.

The 35-year-old 'stopper initially joined the fold at St. Andrew's on a one-year deal following his departure from Wolves in July.

He has since firmly established himself as the first choice under new boss John Eustace and has made 21 appearances, keeping seven clean sheets in the process.

"We have one of the best defensive records in the league which we are very proud of," Ruddy told the club website.

"I spent a lot of time without playing so to get that bug back is a major factor as well." - John Ruddy

Birmingham currently sit 13th in the Championship going into the World Cup break, and will resume their league campaign with a trip to Blackpool on 10 December, following the return of domestic football.

"We are trying to push as high as we can get with the ultimate aim of promotion," Ruddy added.

"We don't want to say it too loud but with the group we have got, and, if we can put one or two pieces together in January, we won't be too far off it."

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