Judge out for the remainder of the season

Town midfielder, Alan Judge, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a metatarsal problem.

The Republic of Ireland international was injured in training on Tuesday and scans have revealed a fracture.

“Alan injured his right foot in training and has had scans which have shown a stress fracture to his third metatarsal,” Town physio, Matt Byard, told the Club website.

“He will be in a boot for two to three weeks and you are looking at a likely recovery time of six to eight weeks, which means he’s out for the rest of the season in all likelihood.”

Judge will be hoping to be back in contention for the Euros in June should the Republic of Ireland qualify.

Meanwhile, the club have issued a statement based on the latest surrounding the coronavirus.As things stand there is no instruction from the EFL to play games behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.

However, if instructed to do so, Town could stream matches online free of charge.

The current guidance is that the Club is to operate ‘business as usual’.

“We’re taking guidance from the EFL and their instruction at the moment is that it should be business as usual,” Town secretary Stuart Hayton told the Club website.

“The club has held an internal meeting to discuss the way forward if the situation changes.

“We have discussed the potential to bring in a mobile sanitiser unit, as was used at Twickenham for the rugby last weekend, for the game against Portsmouth at Portman Road on 21 March.

“We’ve also looked at the possibility of streaming matches free of charge to supporters should we be instructed to play behind closed doors like they have been in Italy and Europe.

“Like all businesses, an internal email has been sent around with guidelines about best practice regarding hygiene and what the remote working procedure would be for each department if required.”

Meanwhile, Armando Dobra has been named in the Albania U21 squad for their upcoming UEFA European U21 Championship 2021 qualifying fixture.

Dobra has previously represented Albania at younger age groups, but this is his first call-up to the U21 level.

The Town midfielder will join up with his international team-mates following Blues’ home fixture with Portsmouth on 21 March.

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