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Millwall Boss Knows Nothing of Bart Recall Rumours
Wednesday, 27th Nov 2019 10:16

Millwall boss Gary Rowett says he knows nothing of rumours suggesting the Blues could recall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski from his loan in January.

“I haven’t heard anything like that at all,” Rowett told London News Online. “There are certain things in the agreement that I’m aware of. It’s a case of seeing what happens.

“It is what it is. We don’t want to lose Bart – he’s a very, very good player. He’s performed very, very well for us. But at the same time we also have to have a plan in case something happens in that sense.

“Our intention is that hopefully he is here as our goalkeeper – because he’s been great – and the lads love him as well.”

Rowett made similar comments earlier this month when there were claims that Town might recall Bialkowski in January and sell him to another party and admitted managers always plan for a “worst-case scenario”.

Recalling Bialkowski in order to sell him would seem the only reason why the Blues would recall the Polish international, who joined Millwall on a season-long loan in July, a permanent £900,000 move having broken down the previous month due to concerns regarding the 32-year-old’s knee.

Bialkowski, who signed lucrative new terms almost certainly making him the Blues' highest-paid player in July 2018, is contracted until the summer of 2021 with Town having an option for a further season.

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SouperJim added 10:25 - Nov 27
There have also been noises about Will Norris being recalled and that Lambert may have recently given him a spell in the side simply to placate Wolves. Sounds like we're covering our bases and not totally beyond the realms of possibility that we might recall Bart if Norris goes back.

afcfee added 10:26 - Nov 27
Get him back just pay the few months could be vital if we pick up injury.

ChateauWines added 10:26 - Nov 27
I consider Norris a very able keeper on a par with Holy. When we signed him on loan from Wolves I'm sure it was everyone's intention that he would be Number 1 this season. We then signed Holy and he started at Burton has been very solid all season. This has then restricted Norris to cup games and I'm certain Wolves have expressed their concerns and that is why he has played recently. I'm guessing it's too little too late and Wolves have told us they will recall him in January. That my friends is why I believe we will in turn recall Bart.

Colin_Viljoen added 10:26 - Nov 27
Wolves could recall Norris, leaving us with one experienced keeper, so we would have to recall Bart or sign another loaner.

Guthrum added 10:30 - Nov 27
Why on earth would we recall Bialkowski?

He's on big wages and Holy/Norris have kept 9 clean sheets out of 17 in the League, only conceding more than one goal on four occasions.

Guthrum added 10:31 - Nov 27
Ah, a Norris recall would change things.

rickw added 10:36 - Nov 27
I think it sounds like we're just trying to force their hand into signing him, with his wage guaranteed off the budget and £900k in the bank, Lambert could use that money elsewhere

Wallingford_Boy added 10:47 - Nov 27
Not needed anymore. Sell him, make a few quid and buy a left back.

ITFCsince73 added 10:51 - Nov 27
The time to put a decent price on Barts head has begun.
And sounds like back to form of 3 yrs ago. So wont be shortage of takers.

BryanPlug added 11:06 - Nov 27
They can have him for £1mill - price has gone up

martin587 added 11:09 - Nov 27
I can only assume that if Wolves we’re To recall Norris in January we would need Bart back as two keepers are always required. Makes sense.I can think of know other reason.Either way we are in a good position with keepers.

Bluefox added 11:32 - Nov 27
West Ham are apparently urgently looking for a new keeper. Reports suggest Bart has been playing well, so he might well be on their radar. Town would recall him and then sell him for a significant fee.

We have the best defensive record in the league, so if there is any spare cash, it would more likely to be spent on bringing in new outfield players in January rather than bringing Bart back.

Terry_Nutkins added 12:00 - Nov 27
BryanPlug i suggest his form should put him back in th £3Mil bracket. Must be suitors again now as playing very well.

Radlett_blue added 13:05 - Nov 27
Well, Bart seems to have recovered his form at Millwall, so we are sensible in keeping our options open. Wolves will almost certainly recall Norris if he isn't getting games so then Bart could return or we need another keeper. We could also try to sell Bart in January. Millwall's own fault for not signing him permanently on a fairly dubious pretext.

jas0999 added 13:06 - Nov 27
We can’t afford Barts full wages. If we do recall him it will be to sell him.

BryanPlug added 14:10 - Nov 27
Terry Nutkins - I love the sound of that. But then again we are Ipswich so will probably accept £500k.

ThatMuhrenCross added 14:45 - Nov 27
There are two ways of looking at this.... a) Wolves have this week confirmed to Town they'll be recalling Norris. Lambert's interview last night didn't give me confidence that he was here to stay at all, or b) Town are essentially blackmailing Millwall to make the move permanent.

tractorboybig added 16:01 - Nov 27
why ? surely the two keepers are our least concern.
hope lambert is not the drowning man clutching at straws

GeoffSentence added 09:14 - Nov 28
Millwall may come to regret pulling a fast one with the 13 year old knee injury that hasnt bothered him in over a decade.

WeWereZombies added 09:15 - Nov 28
What if Wolves recall Norris, we recall Bart and then Wolves sell Norris to Millwall?

WhoisJimmyJuan added 09:35 - Nov 28
My best mate's sister's hairdresser knows someone who's brother did landscaping for the father of someone who had a trial at Ipswich once. And he says Bart's coming back.

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