Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Bialkowski joins Ipswich

Bialkowski joins Ipswich

Southampton's Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has joined fellow Championship side Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the season in a bid to get some first-team football under his belt.

The 21-year-old shot stopper has barely featured for the Saints this term, having made only three appearances all season, with all of those coming in the Carling Cup, as he helped the club into round three of the competition.

Although yet to play league football in the current campaign, Bialkowski has featured regularly on the bench as back-up to club captain Kelvin Davis, as well as playing six times for Saints Reserves.

He joins the Tractor Boys until the end of the season to challenge former Saints loanee Richard Wright for the no.1 shirt at Portman Road, with the move materialising after Town's other young Irish 'keeper Shane Supple joined League One side Oldham Athletic.

Bialkowski will be eligible for Ipswich should they reach the play-offs at the end of the season.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise to most Saints fans, but Head Coach Mark Wotte outlined the reasons for the move, and revealed that the club do have a re-call clause on the former Górnik Zabrze 'keeper.

Speaking to the club's official site, Wotte said, "We have a few goalkeepers in the squad at the moment with Kelvin Davis, Tommy Forecast, Michael Poke and Andrej Pernecky also in contention so I can't guarantee Bartosz any football at this moment.

"He was getting a little impatient so to be fair to him it will be good for him to go somewhere where he can be a little more involved and then if we need him we can re-call him."



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Daniel Bailey
Date:Tuesday March 17 2009
Time: 6:05PM

Comments

0
Bit of a surprise really. I'm not too sure whether Bialkowski has gone for first-team football, as Wright is the no.1 at Ipswich these days. Maybe it's a sign that our financial situation is looking pretty bleak? Maybe we were just happy to get him off the wage bill? Who knows . . .
Bailey11
17/03/2009 18:09:00
0
Bit of a surprise really. I'm not too sure whether Bialkowski has gone for first-team football, as Wright is the no.1 at Ipswich these days. Maybe it's a sign that our financial situation is looking pretty bleak? Maybe we were just happy to get him off the wage bill? Who knows . . .
Bailey11
17/03/2009 18:09:00
0
Yeah, I was suprised too. A few seasons ago i loved Bart and all Saints fans did. But Kelvin has been unbelievable these two seasons so Bart hasn't had a chance. But yeah, it could be another sign of how financially screwed we are. I hope Bart gets his chance though....
abesaint
19/03/2009 21:43:00
0
Yeah, I was suprised too. A few seasons ago i loved Bart and all Saints fans did. But Kelvin has been unbelievable these two seasons so Bart hasn't had a chance. But yeah, it could be another sign of how financially screwed we are. I hope Bart gets his chance though....
abesaint
19/03/2009 21:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Puel Previews Norwich Replay

Manager Claude Puel has held his midweek interview ahead of tonight's FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Vital Preview - FA Cup, 17th-18th January 2017

The 2016-17 FA Cup season continues with the third round replays this midweek. We'll be taking part with the aim of continuing our progress in this world famous competition.

Officials - Southampton v Norwich (18/1/17)

The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Southampton and Norwich City this Wednesday.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA Cup - Southampton v Norwich City
Suggested By:
Southampton win50%
Norwich win50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Jan 22 2017 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 25 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League