The eternally-flappable ‘shot-stopper’, signed on a free from FC Utrecht this summer, has been a bag of nerves whenever picked of late. But it does not help that the alternative, former Blackburn Rovers man Jason Steele (below), also looks in danger of committing crucial errors at any given moment.
Simon Grayson alternated the two throughout his short-lived tenure, with neither Ruiter nor Steele doing enough to stake a real claim for the number one jersey.
Though the early signs suggest that Coleman is at least taking decisive steps to solve the issue. According to The Sunderland Echo, the Black Cats’ new boss is hopeful of a January deal for his former Wales international shot-stopper Danny Ward.
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