Judge going nowhere unless valuation is met

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Town boss Paul Lambert has said there has been no further developments on Alan Judge’s potential move to QPR.

“It’s the same as it was the other day,” he said, “Yesterday we were off, we’ve come in this morning and it’s the same.

“QPR tried to do something, but it’s nowhere near the level that I think that Ipswich are looking at.

“And Judgey trains well and there’s no problem that way, but he wants to have a chance to speak to them.

“But you can only have a chance if the two clubs agree something. There’s no way we can just turn around and say, ‘OK, on you go’.”

When asked if Judge has handed in a formal transfer request, Lambert replied: “No, he hasn’t done that, but I spoke to him a few weeks ago about it and I understand where he’s coming from. He has to understand where we come from as well,”

“But ultimately QPR have to, or any club. If they’re interested, they have to start the ball rolling.”

When asked if Town should reject any bid under their valuation for Judge, Lambert said: “I think that’s the way it should be,” he insisted. “I don’t know any other club that would say you can have him for buckshee. I don’t think that’s good.”

Have QPR been told a price that Town would take? “No, I don’t think so. I think the offer that’s been made is nowhere near what [owner] Marcus [Evans] is looking for so there’s not any real great news on that side of it. The ball is in QPRs court really.”

Does Lambert have a valuation in mind? “My valuation? It doesn’t matter what my valuation is, it’s the owner’s valuation. We talk and he asks me what I think, but regarding valuations, it’s not my money, it’s the club’s money or Marcus’s money.

“Marcus knows what I think with the whole scenario and it’s up to QPR to come up with the money that Marcus thinks is acceptable.”