A Norwich City academy player from the age of eight, he went on to make his professional debut in September 2009 against Gillingham.
He went on to play for the Canaries in the Championship before making his Premier League bow against Chelsea in August 2011, following a red card handed to Sells stablemate John Ruddy.
Declan then made his full top-flight bow against West Bromwich Albion, saving a penalty from Peter Odemwingie in a 1-0 defeat.
Following two successful loan spells at Preston North End, he enjoyed an extended run of games in the Premier League following City’s return to the top flight in 2015/16 before joining Charlton Athletic on loan ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
With 38 League One appearances for the Addicks, he then signed permanently for North End in June 2017 and has been the first-choice keeper for the club since January 2018.
Rudd gained his first England U21 call-up in August 2011 and had previously represented his country from U16 to U20 level.