According to media outlet West London Sport, Ipswich Town are in talks with Brentford in an attempt to sign Alan Judge.

West London Sport say that “the two clubs held talks on Friday” and that these will continue as Ipswich and Brentford “discuss a potential deal over the weekend.”

Judge is entering the final six months of his current Bees deal but has struggled for game time, failing to hold down a regular place.

The midfielder has featured in 20 Sky Bet Championship games this campaign, scoring just the one goal against Middlesbrough in a 2-1 loss.

However, the Dublin-born 30-year-old does have goals in him. Playing in an attacking midfielder role in 2015/16, before his broken leg vs Ipswich at Portman Road, Judge scored 14 goals and 12 assists in 38 games.

Ipswich are in a definite rut at the moment and need all the help that they can have to drag themselves out of it. The Tractor Boys are five points adrift at the bottom of the table, and a further five points from safety.

Bringing in the likes of James Collins and Simon Dawkins as free agents will help, as will the loan signing of Hull City striker Will Keane. Adding Alan Judge to the mix will hopefully give the Suffolk-based side that upfront threat that will drag them away from the bottom three.

That hard task continues today against Rotherham at Portman Road. At the moment, every game is a must-win game for Ipswich Town, especially with Rotherham being that side 10 points above them.