World Cup: Norwich keeper John Ruddy 'devastated' to miss out on England squad
Norwich 'keeper John Ruddy has expressed his disappointment at not being selected for the England squad
Last Updated: 12/05/14 6:36pm
Ruddy is one of seven players on standby who will come into the squad if there are injuries.
They are Ruddy, defenders Jon Flanagan and John Stones, midfielders Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley, and strikers Andy Carroll and Jermain Defoe.
"I got the phone call last night from Roy (Hodgson) and I was obviously very disappointed not to be in involved in the squad," Ruddy told Sky Sports News.
"It's devastating - I had the same thing with the Euros where I broke my finger two days into training and had to miss out on that as well.
"I fought back from that and I've been involved in every squad I've been available for over the last two years.
"To be told at the final hurdle that I haven't made it is a bitter pill to swallow."
However, Ruddy hasn't completely given up on getting a late call-up into the 23-man squad as the FA asked for him to keep them up to date on his movements.
"Keeping myself fit is something I'll be doing anyway in preparation for the coming season," he added. "The FA want to know my whereabouts and I'll just see if there's a call comes my way."