Lambert: Good Battle Between Keepers
Tuesday, 25th Jun 2019 16:47
Blues boss Paul Lambert says the Town number one spot is up for grabs between Bartosz Bialkowski, whose move to Millwall has broken down, and new signing Tomas Holy.
“[Goalkeeper-coach] Jimmy [Walker] went to watch Tomas play a few times and I saw him myself last season,” Lambert told iFollow Ipswich.
“We knew that it was likely that we would have to look at the goalkeeper options for this season and we’re delighted to have got Tomas in.
“He has a great stature, a great presence about him and has played a lot of games in the league. It’s going to be a good battle between the two of them for the position.”
Bialkowski had seemed destined to join the Lions for a fee of around £1 million until the deal hit a snag due to a complication in his medical relating to his knee and, as things stand, that move won’t now happen.
“He’s here and fighting for the number one spot,” Lambert added. “You never know what can happen in football but he’s an Ipswich player, he’s a great pro and he’s here to play.”
If the Millwall switch were to be revived or another Championship club firms up their interest in Bialkowski, Town would almost certainly look for another senior keeper to battle Holy with QPR's Matt Ingram, who has joined Hull City, having interested the Blues earlier in the summer, while Bolton's Remi Matthews has been linked.
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