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Judge Picks Up Assist But Breaks Wrist as El Mizouni Makes International Debut
Friday, 7th Jun 2019 21:57

Alan Judge picked up an assist as the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Denmark but later broke his wrist, while Idris El Mizouni made his full international debut as Tunisia beat Iraq 2-0 in a friendly.

Judge, 30, picked up his sixth full cap as a 66th minute sub and won and then took the freekick from which Brighton's Shane Duffy scored the equaliser for ex-Blues boss Mick McCarthy’s side.

The midfielder looks certain to miss Ireland's game against Gibraltar in Dublin on Monday with the FAI announcing he broke his wrist in the closing moments of tonight's match, although manager Mick McCarthy said in post-match interviews that he had broken his arm.

"Judgy put a great freekick in and if you get a good freekick into Shane Duffy, he always has a chance," he told RTE Sport.

"It looks like he has broken his arm. If he didn't have bad luck, he would have no luck at all. He has had so many injuries.

"He has just moved to a new club and I thought he was terrific. He gave us legs and a bit of quality as well."

Whether the injury might have any impact on the former Brentford man's involvement in pre-season remains to be seen, although players regularly play matches with broken wrists, Blues skipper Luke Chambers among them towards the end of last season. The squad is due to return to Playford Road on June 24th.

El Mizouni came on as an 81st minute sub to make his international bow as the Tunisians won 2-0 in Rades. Previously he had won two caps for Tunisia’s U23s Olympic side, scoring once.

The 18-year-old, who was born in France but qualifies for Tunisia via his father, is the first Town player to represent the North African nation.

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TractorCam added 21:58 - Jun 7
Typical, rest up Judgey and well done Idris!

OwainG1992 added 22:53 - Jun 7
Bloody typical!
Should be ok for start of the season I hope.
If needs be will play with a cast.

Sibelius8 added 23:25 - Jun 7
"The midfielder looks certain to miss Ireland's game against Gibraltar in Dublin on Monday with the FAI announcing he broke his wrist in the closing moments of tonight's match, although manager Mick McCarthy said in post-match interviews that he had broken his arm."

Ah well! There seems to be something fundamentally wrong with the many injuries concerning our players at our beloved club. Has this been connected with the old McCarthy back room team? Has this issue been addressed with the new, Lambert team? We await.......?

itfchorry added 23:25 - Jun 7
McCarthy Out

brian_a_mul added 07:35 - Jun 8
Judgers was terrific and made the difference for Ireland. Won and took the free kick that ireland scored from. Got stuck in and showed his quality against a very good Denmark team in a very competitive international game. The few weeks of rest will do the world of good for his rlwrist so shouldnt expect too much problems for preseason!

midastouch added 08:00 - Jun 8
I thought Mick was meant to park a bus not an ambulance!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 08:11 - Jun 8
Looks like not only can McCarthy not tell his a**e from his elbow, nor his wrist from his arm.

pazzy added 08:19 - Jun 8
lets gets bad luck over and done with before new season or burn a narwich shirt on the half way line before first home game

Dissblue added 10:50 - Jun 8
Bloody typical!
As soon as McCarthy gets near any of our players they get damaged!!

TimmyH added 12:13 - Jun 8
McCarthy will be ecstatic with that draw...wish he'd keep away from our players though.

Saxonblue74 added 13:11 - Jun 8
Sibelius8, don't think we can read anything into this injury. Just a freak one which can't be linked to anything......or can it?! Probably Evans fault, if not maybe Chambo or Skuse??!! 😂😂😂

Dolphinblue added 13:28 - Jun 8
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂 yes Saxonblue defo Chambers fault! #haters gonna hate 🤔

Gcon added 14:50 - Jun 8
Wow, still!..

Every opportunity to spout bile at the most successful manager Ipswich have had in recent times.
I find it so pathetic.

And yet the sh*tshow of an owner gets to drive this club further and further into the ground with barely a whimper from the same people. Extraordinary. No wonder we are where we are.

JimInGreensboro added 15:27 - Jun 8
Well, there go his throw-ins. His feet are fine, though. Get better Judgie!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 15:56 - Jun 8
First Tunisian international for us? Adding to the list of countries represented by Town players. Bermuda, Mauritania, New Zealand, Denmark, England, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia (??), Hungary, someone keep this going please.......

Davidwb20 added 17:13 - Jun 8
Typical! Should be okay to play with a cast though! What I want to know is are we going to sign James Norwood seems to be the most protracted signing ever!

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