Norwich City Manager Paul Lambert has no qualms about giving Declan Rudd his first Premier League start on Sunday.
The 20-year-old keeper is expected to line-up for the Canaries against West Brom on Sunday as a replacement for the suspended John Rudd
“There’s been games where I’ve played him before and he’s never let me down,” Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk.
“He’s never let himself down more importantly, so I don’t have a problem about throwing him in.”
The England U20 stopper came through the clubs apprenticeship programme in the summer of 2008 and has made 13 Appearances for the Canaries over the last 3 seasons.
However despite his relative lack of experience fellow Academy product and team-mate Chris Martin has also given Rudd his full backing.
“I think he’s got the confidence to deal with the situation,” said Martin.
“We know his pedigree here at Norwich, I’m sure a few other people do as well across the country who have seen him play for England.”