Brentford midfielder Alan Judge is looking to earn his Republic of Ireland debut in the coming days after being called up to the national side, according to GetWestLondon.
The 27-year-old has had his most prolific and noteworthy season so far in his career, and he seems to have timed it to perfection with the European Championships being at the end of the season.
With Ireland facing Switzerland and Slovakia both in Dublin over the next 10 days, it provides the attacking midfielder with a golden opportunity to impress manager Martin O’Neill, and show why he should be part of the squad to head to France in the Summer.
In terms of Irish players in form, few can boast the numbers that Judge has had this season and, although Brentford have struggled in recent weeks (they’ve lost four matches in a row), Judge still has 14 goals and nine assists from the deeper number 10 role.
It will be interesting to see if Judge can replicate his form for Ireland on the international stage. If he can, then he will most likely become an integral part of Ireland’s team for the European Championships.
Brentford fans… how do you feel about the news? How do you think he’ll perform on the international stage? Could it have a positive or even negative effect on Brentford’s end to the season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!