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VARNEY: NO MALICE FROM LUKE

9 April 2016

Town forward wishes Alan Judge well after suffering a suspected leg break, but defends his team-mate's tackle

Luke Varney has defended Luke Hyam after the midfielder was dismissed in the first-half of Town’s 3-1 home defeat to Brentford.

Hyam was also involved in an incident which saw Republic of Ireland international, Alan Judge, stretchered off with a suspected broken leg with less than ten minutes on the clock, but Varney insists there was no intent to injure in his challenge.

“At the time, I didn’t think anything of it, and I’ve had a few of those off him in training so I know he's a committed player,” he told Ipswich Player HD.

“Hyamsy would have meant no malice behind it, he’s not that kind of player and we were hoping Judge was here because the lads were going to go to see him, but we wish him all the best.

“It was unfortunate for Judgey, obviously he’s a great player, but I wish him well and a fast recovery because I’ve been there myself, it’s a tough thing to take at this stage of the season

“Luke is a great figure in the dressing room and he’s an Ipswich lad so it will probably affect him much more [being sent off]. We’re all disappointed for him, but there will be nobody more disappointed than him.

“We’ll put an arm round him and he’ll be back ready to go again Monday. I know he’ll miss a game now but he’ll be back and ready to go again.”


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