MARK Warburton has confirmed Brentford want to sign on-loan Blackburn Rovers midfielder Alan Judge on a permanent basis.
But Bees boss Warburton has no intention of approaching his Rovers counterpart Gary Bowyer until after this weekend.
Bowyer side’s still have a mathematical chance of making the Championship play-offs going into their final game of the campaign at home to Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
And that is why Warburton, who also wants to complete permanent deals for Chelsea’s George Saville and Fulham’s Marcello Trotta, believes it only right to play a waiting game.
He said: “We want to speak to them about Saville, Trotta, Judge, but at the right time when it’s good for them.
“Those players have done well for us and we’ll have discussions with the clubs and see how the land lies.
“While it’s important to us, we have to recognise what’s going on at other clubs and try and time our discussions with them.”
Judge has been a revelation since signing on loan for Championship-bound Brentford in January.
The 25-year-old has scored six goals in 21 games and it was his match-winning penalty at home to Preston North End on Good Friday that secured the Bees’ promotion from League One behind newly crowned champions Wolves.
Judge is under contract at Rovers until 2016 after signing a three-year deal on rejoining the club from Notts County last summer.