‘It’s an absolute honour’ - Bialkowski wins third-successive player of the year award

Bartosz Bialkowski has once again been named Ipswich Town player of the year. Picture: PAGEPIX

Bartosz Bialkowski has once again been named Ipswich Town player of the year. Picture: PAGEPIX - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Bartosz Bialkowski has once again been voted Ipswich Town Supporters Club player of the year, picking up the award for the third season in a row.

Bialkowski has been at his consistent best once again during the 2017/18 season, with his form earning him a first Poland cap at the end of March and putting him in line for a place in his country’s World Cup squad this summer.

The Pole’s form has once again seen him voted as the club’s best player by supporters, adding to the awards he has won in each of the last two seasons.

Only John Wark has won the award more often than the goalkeeper, doing so on four occasions.

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Bialkowski was presented with the trophy prior to the Blues’ 4-0 home loss to Aston Villa this afternoon, before being officially given the award on Saturday evening at the club’s awards evening.

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He later tweeted: “It’s an absolutely honour to won Player of the season 3rd time in a row!! Would like to thank every single one of you.”

Bialkowski is under contract for next season, by virtue of a one-year option included in his current deal that would otherwise expire this summer, with talks ongoing regarding a new contract.

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Former manager Mick McCarthy revealed in January that his goalkeeper had agreed a new deal, but that has not yet been signed with Bialkowski later admitting there were a number of issues needing to be ironed out.

Martyn Waghorn, who leads the Blues’ scoring charts during his first season at the club, finished runner-up in player-of-the-year voting, while midfielder Flynn Downes, currently on loan at Luton, won the academy player of the year award.

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