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Judge's Armband Ambition

17 January 2013

“I’m next,” said Alan Judge without hesitation, when the subject of the captain’s armband came up in an interview with #themag.

Judge is featured in the Sheffield United edition of the club’s official matchbook and is quizzed about a number of topics, including his international aims and his future with the club.

As a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, the forward captained his country in a 1-1 draw with Germany and he classes the match as his career highlight so far, even edging his last-minute winner against Wycombe Wanderers last season. 

Having experienced the honour in the past, Judge admitted he would love to carry out the role at Notts County and stated that he wants the strap should current captain Neal Bishop be unavailable at any point.

He told #themag: “If Bish is not fit for any game, I’m telling you, I want that armband. 

“If the gaffer gives me the armband, I’ll show him that it will not have been the wrong decision.
“It’s something I want to do, because I thrive on the responsibility and I’d love to be captain one day.”

He continued: “There are young captains out there, such as Ciaran Clark at Aston Villa, so why not? 

“It’d be a great honour, especially if the manager would see you as a potential captain, because it’d be great to think you’ve got qualities in some areas.
“Any player that said they weren’t happy to be captain, whatever the level, I think they’d be lying.”

You can read the full interview with Judge in this weekend’s edition of #themag, which is available for just £3. 

Notts face the Blades on Saturday 19 January (3pm kick-off) with tickets available from

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