However, Rudd has refused to give up on forcing his way into Neil Adams's plans.
"I've had a chat with the gaffer and I know I have two really good goalkeepers in front of me. Mark Bunn has proved himself, John Ruddy is an England international who is a Premier League goalkeeper, so for me to fight my way past them is a challenge but that is what I love. I love coming to work every day and knowing I have to work hard to push past people," the Eastern Daily Press quotes Rudd as saying.
"That is what I will look to do. I'm looking forward to the season. It can't come quickly enough. Everyone wants to play football but Norwich holds a special place for me and I want to play here. The manager makes that choice and I have two goalkeepers who I need to work hard to catch up with."
Rudd, who spent last season on loan with Preston North End, signed professional forms with Norwich in 2008.