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Judge hopes patience pays off

1 November 2013

Alan Judge hopes his return to the starting eleven last weekend will earn him an extended run in the side.

Until the match at Bloomfield Road the former Academy graduate hadn't started a league game for Rovers since the end of August, but returned to play an important part in their 2-2 draw with Blackpool.

Now as Rovers prepare to face Middlesbrough at Ewood Park this Saturday, the Irishman hopes that his patience will pay off.

"It was nice to play a game again, I was looking forward to it," Judge told Rovers Player. "I'd been looking forward to it for a while so I was delighted to play.

"I felt I did okay, it was my first game back in a while, I was blowing a bit after the first ten minutes but once I got used to the tempo I enjoyed it, I enjoyed it quite a lot.

"It is frustrating, there's tons of players here, Dunny, Ruben, DJ, Besty, all wanting to play up front, and then you've got Jordan.

"So I've got to bide my time. I've just been training as hard as I can and hopefully now I've had my chance and hopefully I can stay in the team."

Judge believes Saturday's match against Middlesbrough certainly won't be easy, particularly after their 4-0 win over Doncaster Rovers last time out.

"The next game is a tough game, MIddlesbrough have just lost their manager and they had a great result against Doncaster," added Judge.

"So you could get the backlash from that, teams who lose managers do usually have a good reaction on Saturday.

"We've been very good at home, teams come and shut up shop but we've got to be brave and try and break those teams down."

Tickets for Saturday's game are at the fantastic price of just £12 Adults, £6 Seniors/Students and £1 for Juniors under 16 in all areas except the Jack Walker Stand.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End collection point on the day of the game.

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