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Alan Judge happy with 45-minute role in B Team win

Irish attacker speaks to iFollow after 3-2 win at Barnet sees him net from the penalty spot

6 December 2017

Alan Judge spoke to iFollow on Tuesday afternoon, just after the final whistle blew on Brentford B's 3-2 win over Barnet U23s.

Asked about how he felt after the final whistle, he said: "Good. Very good. I'm just happy to finally get a run out."

The Irishman completed 45 minutes in Brentford B's 3-2 win over Barnet U23s on Tuesday afternoon, scoring a penalty after 10 minutes. He was clearly pleased to have been given that chance when striker Marcus Forss won the spot-kick.

"No problem," said Alan. "I just had to make sure I didn't miss. I have a habit of doing that but I'm delighted. I just wanted to get a goal and anything else that brings the confidence on."

The 29-year-old was in a good mood following the match, commenting on his opportunity to play football to a decent standard with the B squad.

"They mirror what the First Team do," said Alan. "There's a whole load of new things for me. We have a new formation and the way the team plays, we don't play with a 10 anymore so I have to get used to playing in the number 8 position if I want to get back into the team.

"It was good. A lot of new things for me and there was a good intensity about the game, which was good for me. That's what I need."

After missing over a year and a half of football, Alan says he is getting back on the path to full fitness.

"I feel normal-ish. I played 45 minutes today and I came off thinking I could have done another 25 no problem, so it's good feeling like that. I know I'm going to be ready for another game next Thursday. Today, I felt really good."

Looking on from the sidelines, Alan has been monitoring the First Team squad's progress all season. 

"It's been good," he said. "There have been positives and negatives. I've seen us play and not many teams can match us football-wise, but we've been a bit soft with some goals we've given away.

"It's a good bunch of lads here, and I feel we are sitting pretty at the minute. If we stay where we are come Christmastime, we're in a good position to challenge for the Play-Offs after that."


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