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QPR: Warburton targets Judge as Freeman replacement

QPR: Warburton targets Judge as Freeman replacement

Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Warburton is reportedly eyeing up a reunion with Ipswich Town’s Alan Judge as he targets a replacement for Luke Freeman. 

Freeman continues to be linked with a move to newly-promoted Sheffield United and, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, Warburton has identified Judge as a potential successor.

The two, of course, know each other well from their time at Brentford with a reunion at Loftus Road now possibly on the cards.

Having only signed a new contract back in April, though, getting the 30-year-old out of Portman Road could prove difficult.

With no goals and just one assist for Ipswich in the Championship last season, it is also a transfer some QPR supporters might not be too keen on.

In a better side compared to Ipswich like the Rs, however, those stats could improve. Though the midfielder/winger was only able to muster up a single assist, he still averaged 2.3 key passes per game.

To put that into perspective, that is more than what Freeman made (2) and puts the Republic of Ireland international into the top five players in the Championship for that category (minimum of 10 games played via WhoScored).

Factor in his 2.8 crosses per game and in an outfit with more accurate shooters, Judge could prove to be a creative source.

And having averaged 4.5 shots on target per game last term, which is more than Ipswich’s 2.9, QPR look to have just that compared to Paul Lambert’s side.

QPR fans, would you like to see Judge at Loftus Road? Let us know by commenting below!

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