Norwich City dealt Declan Rudd injury blow

Declan Rudd
Rudd's only Premier League start was a 1-0 loss to West Brom in September

Norwich City will be without goalkeeper Declan Rudd for at least two months with an ankle injury.

The 20-year-old, who has stood in for first-choice John Ruddy four times this season, may have to undergo surgery on the problem.

The Canaries named 19-year-old Jed Steer on the bench for Saturday's 2-1 win at West Brom.

"It's a blow but Jed's there and I don't have a problem with Jed," boss Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Declan's hurt his ankle and it looks like he's going to be out for at least a couple of months."

England under-19 international Steer spent the early part of the season on loan at League One Yeovil, where he featured 13 times.

He has yet to make his Norwich debut, leaving Lambert with the decision of whether to bolster his goalkeeping options.

"I'll have to sit with my coaching team and see what we're going to do. I'll wait and see," he said.

The Scot, who has yet to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window, is determined to bring in players who can make an impact on a side that have lost just one of their last eight games.

He added: "What's the point in me bringing in people I don't think will get into my side?

"You then have problems with people moaning that they're not playing. We don't have the same finances as other teams in the Premier League.

"When your lads need a hand money certainly helps. It can be as frustrating as the day is long."

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