Mick McCarthy is a big fan of Alan Judge. The Ireland boss has not been shy in his praise of the player in the past and can often be heard directing encouragement towards him with shouts of 'JUGDEEYYY' on the sideline.
The Dubliner featured twice in Euro 2020 qualifying, providing the assist for Shane Duffy's equaliser in Denmark. Unfortunately, a broken arm would soon halt his progress.
Judge has performed well at Ipswich Town ever since joining the club in January of last year, a move which was made permanent towards the end of last season. With the club seeking to earn promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking over the coming months he is set to play a major part.
They secured a 4-1 win over Accrington Stanley this afternoon to move up to third place in the table, with Judge scoring their third.
It was a beautifully worked team goal, with the Ireland international providing a calm and clinical finish to the move.
Judge will be hoping to keep his good run of form going over the next couple of months, with Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off fast approaching.