RUUD READY TO GO.

Last updated : 03 August 2004 By editor
"I feel good. I trained well this week and in terms of fitness I feel OK. Usually, games are what you need and this week is going to be important. It's going to be good to play and the manager can see how fit I am."
He has also been impressed by Smith.

"I've seen the games Smith has played in America and I think he has been very good. I think a top team needs a lot of players in every position. The arrival of Alan has really strengthened our group of strikers. He's young but he has a lot of Premiership experience and he'll be a great player for us."