Town Targeting Brentford Winger Judge
Friday, 11th Jan 2019 10:43
Town are targeting Brentford’s Republic of Ireland winger Alan Judge.
The Sun reported earlier this morning that the Blues are showing strong interest in the 30-year-old and TWTD understands there is substance to the story but with the potential move in its early stages.
Judge, who could be available at a cut-price fee with his Bees contract up in the summer, suffered a broken leg at Portman Road in April 2016, an injury which kept him out of first-team action until January 2018.
This season, the former Blackburn, Plymouth (loan) and Notts County man has made seven starts and 17 sub appearances for the Bees, scoring twice.
Dubliner Judge previously came close to joining the Blues from the Magpies in the summer of 2013, however, he instead returned to Blackburn, where he had previously been a youth player, for a second spell.
Town have already brought in four players since the January transfer window opened with James Collins set to become the fifth with the free agent 35-year-old central defender’s signing set to be announced later today.
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|Cakeman added 11:29 - Jan 11|
Would be a tremendous signing. If there is a likelihood of this happening our owner cannot afford to daly because I would imagine there would be strong competition for his signature once others know there could be a potential for him to move on from Brentford.
Just the player we need, a bite in the tackle, can run with the ball, deliver accurate crosses and knows where the net is.
|BlueBlood90 added 11:29 - Jan 11|
Now that is the sort of signing that will get us fans excited. The sort of creative player we’ve lacked for years. I just hope that he’s still the same player after that terrible injury we gave him a few years ago. Even if we go down he’d be a helluva player in League One.
|planetblue_2011 added 11:39 - Jan 11|
He would be a great signing if we can pull it off. Let’s hope Wigan don’t make another late bid.
|Saxonblue74 added 11:43 - Jan 11|
We're signing (or at least targeting) exactly the right players to move us up the table. Not only this season but, if we survive, next season too.
|TR11BLU added 11:48 - Jan 11|
Wow...would love this
|dirtydingusmagee added 11:52 - Jan 11|
good if it happens but JoHnNnY has a point, anyway its out now ,fingers crossed,
|woohoo added 11:55 - Jan 11|
I wouldn't worry too much about other clubs reading press reports on transfers. The players' agents will be doing enough to stir up the market and increase their income!
|Lightningboy added 12:01 - Jan 11|
Let’s hope his family don’t live up north 🙄
|martin587 added 12:02 - Jan 11|
Hopefully if true he would be a major signing for us.He can add bite and goals.Do your best to get him here Paul.👍
|Marinersnose added 12:07 - Jan 11|
Lambert has brought positivity and a sense of optimism to the Ipswich fans who have seen very little to get excited about for a number of seasons now. This season has been an all time low but I find myself excited by what Lambert is trying to achieve. He is a proper football man with passion and a burning desire to win, Let’s support him and the team and fingers crossed a miracle could happen. Keep believing
|OwainG1992 added 12:23 - Jan 11|
Now this would be a good alternative wide Signing to Pilkington.
|management added 12:29 - Jan 11|
Quote(below) from Brentford fans forum and having seen him twice since his return from injury must concur, effort there but lack of pace/skill, no improvement on what we have presently, at best a short term contract to the Summer to prove himself.
'it's very sad how it's all worked out, but it's best to move on. i think it's fair enough that we gave him a chance to see if he could recapture his old form, but there are no signs of it. no lack of effort (indeed maybe quite the opposite, trying too hard!), but his touch etc isn't the same. he'll walk in the summer, and if he can find a new home before then that'll be great for all concerned i think.
i will remember all the good times, the penalty that got us promoted, the brilliant first season in the Championship (underrated that we started to falter when he got his knee injury just before Christmas), and individually even better second season. his story will live on as a cautionary tale when we think of "let's just hang on to this guy, he doesn't need to chase the pay-rise just yet" - anything can happen.
finally, i know there's a bit of a grumpy irishman rep about him, and fair enough, that's just how some people are - but just read YorkBee's emotional post here to see him in a better light. well done Alan. i hope you do manage to recapture some form and love for the game, even if it almost certainly won't be here
|istanblue added 12:32 - Jan 11|
Just as well Hyam is no longer here. Would have been awkward...
|Northstandveteran added 12:44 - Jan 11|
After the performances this season, glad to see any new players come in regardless of varying opinions. They can't be worse than we have. Good to see P.L putting his stamp on things.
|blue86 added 13:43 - Jan 11|
yes! now this would be very good imo. come on town lets get this done. coyb
|hossblue added 14:42 - Jan 11|
Hope if we get him he proves to be better than our last player who came from Brentford,
|Pecker added 19:06 - Jan 11|
This would be a great signing. With our new front line, we need someone of his quality to supply them. Please let this happen.
|jas0999 added 19:36 - Jan 11|
Would be a top signing.
|Felstow1978 added 07:34 - Jan 12|
Yet more aged loans and short-term contracts. Is Lambert Paul Jewell in disguise? If this is what we are reduced to, a constant cycle of past-it players who crowd out opportunities for the Club's own young talent, the sooner we get relegated the better.
|George25 added 08:11 - Jan 12|
I think it already done. A talk sport reporter who is friends with him posted a tweet congratulating him on his move to Ipswich.
|brian_a_mul added 09:31 - Jan 12|
Judgy is a terrific player, i feel so sorry for him tbh, he was on verge of becoming a premier league player and making it to Irelands first team and possibly a major international tournment. Best of luck
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