Ipswich Town supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the possibility of signing Brentford playmaker Alan Judge following speculation he could sign a six-month deal at Portman Road.
A report by Sky Sports claims Ipswich are in talks with Brentford’s Judge who is available for a cut-price fee, with the Republic of Ireland’s contract at Griffin Park set to expire in the summer.
The Tractor Boys must strengthen this month if they have any chance of Championship survival, and adding creativity to their ranks is high on manager Paul Lambert’s wish-list with the Suffolk club one of the lowest scorers in the league.
Judge could be the spark needed to lift the gloom around Portman Road (although Ipswich did gain 3 points with a home win against Rotherham Saturday), and several took to Twitter to express their support for any deal:
@ZachThornton12 if this happens I think I'll have hope again.— Nick Smith ITFC (@nick_smith49) January 11, 2019
Nice one if it happens— Ian Davies (@loftedondrive) January 11, 2019
Would love this to happen, always rated him would be a good addition imo— žäk (@ZCunnell) January 11, 2019
Hopefully this happens, good player— Josh⚪️ (@JoshITFC_) January 11, 2019
If this is true, then 100% get it done! Can't understand why Brentford would let him go though always rated as a very good player for the Championship— Patrick Hood (@Patrick_DJTango) January 11, 2019
Really do rate the business Lambert is getting done. Getting Judge in would be a bonus as well. Great to see he is determined to do well here #itfc— Michael (@Stanners_1996) January 12, 2019
Judge has managed just four starts for Brentford this season, although he has come off the bench on a number of occasions.
The 30-year-old was once regarded one of the best players in the Championship, scoring 14 goals and grabbing 11 assists in the 2015/16 campaign before suffering a broken leg - ironically at Portman Road.
Judge has barely played over the past two seasons, and Ipswich will be taking a gamble on him in the hope that he can rediscover his top form and help the Tractor Boys in their fight for survival.