Alan Judge has confirmed that he has played his final game for Ipswich Town, with it previously being revealed that his contract wouldn’t be extended with the Tractor Boys.
The East Anglian Daily Times recently reported that if the midfielder started one more game for the club, then it would trigger a one-year extension on his current contract at Portman Road.
Judge has made 38 appearances in all competitions this term, and has chipped in with four goals and been on hand to provide five assists.
Ipswich Town are currently sat ninth in the League One table, and will be hoping they can put together a positive run of results at the earliest of opportunities, as they target promotion into the Championship.
Judge took to Twitter to admit that it wasn’t the way he wanted his time with Ipswich Town to reach a conclusion, before stating that both he and Ipswich agreed for him not to play another game for the club.
He first signed for the club back in 2019, and has been a regular for the Tractor Boys, but he’ll be looking for a new club ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Ipswich are set to return to action on Tuesday evening, when they take on relegation-threatened Northampton Town, in a game they’ll be expected to pick up three points from.
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It’s a sad way for his time with the club to reach a conclusion.
I’ve been impressed with Judge in his time with Ipswich Town, and I thought his experience could have been useful for them in the promotion run-in.
But with the club evidently not keen to extend his deal by a further year, it could prove to be a costly decision if the club fail to win promotion into the Championship this term.
They’ll be hoping this decision doesn’t come back to haunt them.