FORMER Ireland U21 cap Alan Judge has been backed to make an impact at Brentford after he completed a loan move from Blackburn Rovers.
The 25-year-old has struggled to get first-team games at Ewood Park this season, following his summer move from Notts County, and Bees manager Mark Warburton is pleased to have Dubliner Judge on board.
"Alan was an outstanding performer at Notts County last year and thoroughly deserved his move to Blackburn Rovers, where he has continued to show excellent form. He is a good Championship player and is a positive addition to our squad," he said.
"Alan offers us options, both wide and centrally, and I am sure he will add real value to the first team squad in the weeks ahead.
"He has a good character and will add value both on and off the pitch, as I want every player to do. We are delighted to get someone of his quality to Brentford."
DONS KEEP CARRUTHERS
MK DONS boss Karl Robinson is pleased that Ireland U21 star Samir Carruthers has extended his loan spell from Aston Villa.
Midfielder Carruthers (pictured) has earned praise for his form since joining the League One side from Villa and now Paul Lambert has allowed the Irish prospect stay on until April.
"I'm delighted to have been able to extend Samir's loan until April. Samir has really stepped up to the plate in the last month or so and I'd say he was one of our best players during the Christmas period," said Robinson.
"He's exactly the type of character and player I want at this football club.
"I'd like to thank Paul Lambert and Aston Villa for allowing Samir to continue his development with us here at stadiummk."
Earlier this week, Carruthers' Ireland and Villa teammate Jack Grealish agreed an extended loan deal with Notts County.