Alan McCormack wishes he could see the clock wound back so that Alan Judge would not have suffered an injury against Ipswich.

The Brentford talisman suffered a broken leg after a wild and reckless challenge from Luke Hyam two minutes into the contest.

While the Bees went on to win 3-1, the squad took little joy from the victory at Portman Road due to the Irishman's injury.

He said: “You don't want to see anyone injured. You want to rewind the clock and go back.

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“People are going to get injured in tackles or take a broken nose for the team. It's what you do to get three points. I'm sure Judgey is delighted with the result but devastated with the news.

“The dressing room after was a very quiet atmosphere considering we've won 3-1 away at Ipswich.

“We all feel for Judgey. Football can be a cruel game. We wish him all the best. Hopefully we'll see him on the pitch soon.”

McCormack wasn't impressed with Hyam's challenge and acknowledged the Brentford squad were out to revenge after referee Phil Gibbs failed to send the Ipswich man off.

While the Irishman doesn't enjoy seeing players sent off, he felt it was for the best that Hyam took the walk back to the dressing room sooner rather than later.

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He added: “I wasn't too impressed with it. I had a behind view so I haven't fully seen it. I think it was the force of the challenge and the way he has come in.

“You know what's happening and you could hear a lot of things happening in it. It was a bad one.

“Everyone was very annoyed with the player. I wouldn't want to say justice was done with him being sent off as you don't want players sent off but our players could have got into trouble as they wanted to look after Judgey and make sure that it's not forgotten.

“He'll hold his hands up to say he didn't mean to. I'm not saying revenge is sweet but it might be for the best he wasn't on the pitch too much longer.”

Alan Judge's 2015/16 season








Yellow Cards

The cruelty of football dictates that Judge has his Euro 2016 dreams shattered, while Hyam will be available to play on Tuesday week as he was sent off for two yellow cards meaning a one game ban.

McCormack explained: “It's football. People get sent off while other players break their ankles and break their legs.

“The body takes longer to heal than a three game ban. You take those risks. We hope and pray that he comes through it and he's fine when he comes back playing.”

The strong-hearted midfielder paid tribute to Judge's performances throughout the season and is hoping to see the Ireland international back sooner rather than later.

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McCormack said: “He's had an incredible year. I dread to think where we'd be without him. I'm not saying that in a bad way but he has won us games single-handedly by his brilliance.

“When you've got a player like that it's very hard to stop. We want him back playing to his best as quick as he can.

“He's one of my closest mates. We speak a lot off the pitch as well. It's hard to take when you see a mate go down.

“We're a close dressing room. Some of the Ipswich boys were asking how he was and footballers don't like to see it happen to anyone else.”