sport news John Ruddy set to make first Wolves league appearance in three years

John Ruddy set to make first Wolves league appearance in three years as preparation for FA Cup quarter-final clash with John Ruddy will make his first Premier League appearance in almost three years  Ruddy will take to the sticks against Cardiff when they visit Molineux  The 32-year-old is the cup keeper, and will start as prep for the FA Cup quarters  Wolves face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's in the last eight stage 

By Nick Mashiter, Press Association Sport

Published: 22:46 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 22:46 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Goalkeeper John Ruddy will make his first Premier League appearance for almost three years as Wolves prepare him for their FA Cup quarter-final.

Rui Patricio has been ever present but boss Nuno Espirito Santo will start Ruddy in Saturday's visit of Cardiff before the last-eight clash with in two weeks.

The former Norwich player, 32, has been Wolves' keeper for the cup competitions.

John Ruddy will make his first Premier League appearance for almost three years vs Cardiff

John Ruddy will make his first Premier League appearance for almost three years vs Cardiff

Ruddy's last top-flight appearance was in Norwich's 3-0 defeat at Everton in May 2016.

Nuno, who has no fresh injury worries, told a press conference: 'In terms of who is going to play, we have already made our decisions.

'We don't normally do this, but to avoid any confusion, John Ruddy is going to play because we consider it is the right moment to prepare him for what's coming in front of us.

'Because in two weeks' time, we're going to play in the FA Cup, and John Ruddy is going to be in goal. We consider this is the right moment for him to get some game time in

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