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John Ruddy comments surely suggest he's more likely to leave than stay

Wolves could potentially be on the search for a new number two this summer, with John Ruddy making some interesting comments regarding his future.

The 35-year-old’s contract is expiring at the end of the season.

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The star has been at Molineux since the summer of 2017, when he signed from Norwich City.

Ruddy has clocked up 70 appearances for the club, with most of those coming in his early days at the club.

In 2018, Wolves signed Portugal number one Rui Patricio to be their new number one after achieving promotion to the Premier League.

That meant Ruddy could barely get a look in.

And of course last summer, Patricio moved on and Jose Sa came in as his replacement.

And the 29-year-old has been unbelievable since his arrival, so there have been very few opportunities for Ruddy once more.

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He’s been limited to playing in just cup competitions this season.

Ruddy has commented on his future, and admits he isn’t sure yet what will happen.

He said: “We have six games left so let’s get to the end of the season. And at the end of the day, if I left Wolves I don’t think I’ll be missed that much because we have people who are ready to step up.

“I don’t play as much as I would like and I still feel that I have a lot to offer on the pitch.

“Obviously they brought Jose in and he was given the opportunity to play. I think I’ve done well when I have played but I’m not playing anywhere near enough.

“We’ll see what happens, it’s a conversation that needs to happen between me and the club, but we still have six games in front of us so let’s take care of that first.”

John Ruddy comments may suggest an exit is more likely than a stay

From the sounds of it, Ruddy is definitely open to a new challenge.

He talks about having a lot to offer, and not playing as much as he’d like. The ‘not playing anywhere enough’ is a particularly strong remark that would suggest he isn’t entirely happy playing second fiddle.

It might be that he is ready to try and become a number one again at a different club.

Obviously, Ruddy has not had such a role now since the 2017/18 season.

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He has been very patient, but one can understand him perhaps wanting to have more involvement on the pitch at this point in his career.

And Ruddy seems to be acutely aware that there are some good goalkeepers on the books at the club. That could make his decision easier.

Matija Sarkic did really well at Birmingham City before his season-ending injury. And Andreas Sondegaard has looked good for the U23s.

It would be a shame to see him go, but also no surprise.