New Norwich deal for John Ruddy

  • Last Updated: June 25 2012, 18:59 BST

John Ruddy is looking forward to hitting more highs with Norwich after agreeing a new four-year deal at Carrow Road.

John Ruddy: New deal with Norwich

Ruddy, 25, impressed for the Canaries on their return to the Barclays Premier League last season, earning himself a call-up into England's squad for Euro 2012, which he then had to miss after breaking a finger in training.

The former Everton stopper helped Norwich to promotion out of the npower Championship following his arrival in July 2010, and believes it is an exciting time at the Norfolk club, who are now under the guidance of new boss Chris Hughton after Paul Lambert left for Aston Villa.

"It has been a non-stop rollercoaster since I joined, with a lot more highs than lows, thankfully, and hopefully that will continue over the course of the next four years," Ruddy said on the club's official website.

"I love the atmosphere around the place and it's a fantastic Club to play for.

"We have a new manager coming in too, who I am looking forward to working with."

Ruddy got married in June and added: "I have never wanted to leave Norwich since I have been here,

"The main thing for me is that my family are really settled here as well. My lad starts school in September, so it's nice to get a bit of security for them too.

"I have had a great two years so far, and I can't wait to be a part of it for the next four years."

Hughton has already moved to tie up versatile Scotland defender Russell Martin on a new deal, while midfielder Andrew Surman also this week penned fresh terms.

The former Newcastle and Birmingham boss was due back at Carrow Road this week after a holiday in Florida, and is now set to make sorting out the future of captain Grant Holt - who handed in a transfer request at the end of the season - his top priority.

Hughton believes Ruddy can continue to develop into one of England's best with the Canaries.

"John has been a key part of the club since he has arrived," said Hughton.

"He has made some fantastic progress over the past couple of years here and is an integral part of the club's future.

"His great work over the past couple of years has seen him work his way into the England squad with his call-up this summer and hopefully he can continue his great progress now for years to come."

Hughton, meanwhile, could be set to raid former club Newcastle for striker Leon Best, and has also been linked with a swoop for Birmingham trio Chris Burke, Jack Butland and Curtis Davies.