Lambert: I Don't Know Anything About QPR Interest in Judge
Saturday, 6th Jul 2019 17:49
Town boss Paul Lambert says he knows nothing about QPR’s reported interest in midfielder Alan Judge and insists he wasn’t disappointed that winger Danny Mayor opted to join his former Bury boss Ryan Lowe at Plymouth rather than signing for the Blues.
“I don’t know anything about it,” Lambert said when asked about reports that QPR are eyeing Judge as a potential replacement for Luke Freeman, who joined Sheffield United for a fee of £4.9 million.
“I don’t listen to anything and don’t read anything so I don’t know anything about it.
“I don’t get involved in it unless someone phones us and gets in touch. There’s been nothing.”
Lambert says Judge, who signed a new two-year deal with the Blues in April, is a player he doesn’t want to lose: “Not at all, we’re trying to build something here and build a good team and we have some fabulous footballers in the team, that’s for sure. Alan Judge is one of them.”
Asked whether there had been any developments regarding Bartosz Bialkowski with a move to Millwall having broken down last month, he added: “No, as I’ve said before I don’t get too involved in things that don’t affect me. I just do the job as best I can.
“Ipswich Town is the main thing and the supporters who come and watch us. I don’t get caught up in the whole craziness of the transfer talk.”
Quizzed on free agent Mayor’s decision to join the League Two Pilgrims having been at Portman Road for a look around a fortnight ago, Lambert says he wasn’t disappointed by the winger’s decision.
“Not at all. People can go where they want,” he continued. “If they don’t want to be here then no problem and I won’t lose sleep over it. If you don’t want to be here, don’t come.”
“They may need a little bit of help but we can’t go and buy anybody, regardless of what anyone thinks about deals done before my time and the knock-on of money coming in.
“It doesn’t work like that and that’s the reality of it but that’s no problem. We’ve got a good side."
“The lad was a good player but I don’t know because he’s older now,” he said.
“Money-wise, you never know until wages get put on the table but people need to get their heads round that we won’t be getting masses.
“That’s not a problem. The club has spent a hell of a lot of money over the years but we’ve got the young guys coming through the academy.
“We’re a good side, even though they’re young. I’m really happy with the guys and the way they’ve performed but if we can try and get one or two in to give them a boost then we will try.”
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