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Judge Makes U's Move

Irish international signs in north Essex

18 June 2021

Colchester United have signed midfielder Alan Judge on a two-year contract following his release from League One side Ipswich Town, subject to the approval of the usual relevant bodies.

The winger has joined his former Ipswich teammate Freddie Sears in making the move to Colchester United, joining Hayden Mullins and Alex Dyer's side on a two-year deal.

The JobServe Community Stadium has been a familiar territory for Judge over the years, making appearances in north Essex for Notts County and Brentford over the past ten years. 

Judge was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year in the 2012/13 season with Notts County before his move to Brentford. It was his penalty that secured the Bees' promotion to the Championship in 2014, then going on to be a regular in the second tier at Griffin Park. 

During the 2015/16 season, Judge was named in the Football League Team of the Year, as well as the PFA Championship Team of the Year. 

A further three seasons at Brentford followed before a move to Ipswich Town, where he made ninety-one appearances in two-and-a-half seasons for the Tractor Boys, scoring eight goals. 

Upon signing his contract with Colchester United, Judge said he was excited for the next challenge in his career. 

"More or less everything attracted me to the club. There is a good training ground and good young lads coming through, and there is now a good core group of experience. 

"I was lucky enough to have a few offers from League One, but everything ticked the box here with what we are trying to do."


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