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Judge's Kick Up The Backside

14 November 2012

Alan Judge admits that he was given a kick up the backside recently, following a dip in form.

Alan Judge admits that he was given a kick up the backside recently, following a dip in form.

After the defeats to Stevenage and Tranmere Rovers, first team manager Keith Curle had words with the influential forward, who agreed that his performances were not of the standard expected. 

The Irishman missed the games with Coventry City, AFC Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers with a groin problem.

However, he has returned to the side with a bang, having been involved in both goals away at Colchester, before picking up the fans’ man of the match award in the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Crawley Town. 

Judge knows that if his performances slip he will be out of the team, especially with so many players returning from injury. 

“There’s places to be won and if you don’t roll out a performance you won’t play the next game,” he explained. 

“You’ve got to make sure that your standards are set high and, to be honest with you, the gaffer did give me a kick up the backside after the Tranmere game.

“My games against Stevenage and Tranmere weren’t good enough.

“When I got injured, I saw how much I missed it, not playing for three weeks, so hopefully I’ll kick on now and get back to the way I was.” 

Judge has three goals and six assists to his name this term and is eager to keep adding to those totals. 

“I want to be top for those assists and I think that is me at the minute but I also want to get there for the goals,” he continued. 

“I have a rivalry with myself, it’s one thing to prove that I’m a good player but if I’m top of the stats for the cup and league I’m happy with myself, because I’m doing my job.

“It’s six from me now but I just need to get a few more goals.”

Notts take on Scunthorpe United this weekend, with match tickets available at www.nottscountydirect.co.uk

Half season tickets are also on sale. For more information, click here. 

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