Republic of Ireland international Alan Judge has spoken out after it was revealed he has played his last game at Ipswich Town.
The 32-year old remains fit and available to play, however the League One side will not consider him for selection over the remainder of the campaign.
That is due to a clause in the player's contract which meant that a one-year extension would automatically be triggered if Judge made a certain amount of appearances this season, a threshold he was only one game away from reaching.
Ipswich felt he had no future at the club and have therefore decided against triggering that extension.
The player himself has now spoken out on the matter, taking to Twitter to explain the event of the last few days.
— alan judge (@10judgey) April 19, 2021
Now that I've had a few days to think and to just let things settle.
With the last year that I've had this is not the way I wanted to end my time at Ipswich town but this is football. In all honesty nothing surprises me anymore in this industry.
I was made aware of my contract situation on Thursday morning that if I played one more game from the start my contract would be extended. We both came to the agreement there was no point in risking our positions from both side's perspective.
Me and my family have built up a great life here and met some lovely people at Ipswich in and out of the club. We have thoroughly enjoyed living in Suffolk.
We now await our next adventure wherever that may take us.
Judge will now be free to sign with another club this summer, although it remains to be seen where he will end up.