John Ruddy has been ruled out of the England side for the Euro 2012 campaign after the keeper broke his finger in training.

The Three Lions are currently in Manchester preparing for their friendly against Norway, and fly to Oslo today to play their first competitive match under new manager Roy Hodgson.

Ruddy was somewhat of a surprise pick for third keeper, with the 25 year old Norwich man joining Manchester City's Joe Hart and West Ham's Robert Green, who were also chosen to keep the goals out for England in the tournament.

But after breaking his finger, the stopper's dreams of representing his country at a major tournament have been shattered, and though he will travel with the squad today, he will return to his club after the match.

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson will now contend with Jack Butland in the keeper's department, should both Robert Green and Joe Hart be injured.

Birmingham's Jack Butland will be brought in to replace Ruddy, the FA said in a statement. At only 19 years of age, he is already showing great promise after a loan spell with League Two side Cheltenham. And Cheltenham goalkeeping coach Steve Brook believes that the teen will benefit greatly from training alongside the likes of Green and Hart.

"Since he came to us nothing seems to fluster him. He's a freak of nature," Book told BBC Gloucestershire. "He's 19 and he's ticking all the right boxes. He's calm and collected and knows what he can do - in fact, there isn't a lot he can't do. He's going to be a very good goalkeeper.

"He's got all the right tools to be a top-class goalkeeper and I think Birmingham recognised that when he was 15. He's physically right, but whether he needs a bit more experience between the sticks, playing in big games remains to be seen."