Bartosz Bialkowski reaffirms his commitment to Ipswich Town, ahead of transfer window closing
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Bartosz Bialkowski has reassured Ipswich Town fans that he is not going anywhere as the summer transfer window gets ready to close.
Clubs have until 11pm on Thursday to make signings, before the window slams shut, but the 30-year-old insists he is not aware of any interest from potential suitors.
The Polish goalkeeper has been in excellent form again this season and was over-worked on Saturday as the Blues relinquished their 100 per cent league record to a classy Fulham side.
Such form has seen his name linked with a move away from Portman Road in the past, but with his family settled in the town, it would take a lot to prize the stopper away from Suffolk.
“I’m loving life in Ipswich, I love to play for the club and I have still got a contract which I am happy about,” said Bialkowski.
“Saying that, in football you just never know what is around the corner but at the moment I want to stay here for ever.
“I am really enjoying my football and I still want to improve as well under (goalkeeping coach) Malcolm Webster.
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“I am staying, 100 per cent.
“I know nothing about any interest at the moment and I have said a hundred times, my family is happy here and I do everything I can to keep my family happy.
“They can be happy only if I am going to be there.”
Bialkowski’s mood on the pitch has certainly improved since last season, the Blues finishing in their lowest league position for 58 years – 16th in the second-tier.
A clutch of new signings were brought in during the summer, and while the likes of Emyr Huws, Tom Adeyemi and, to a lesser extent, Bersant Celina, have not yet had the opportunity to impress, strike duo Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner have.
“Sometimes you just need a couple of new faces in the team and the new lads who have come in (Waghorn and Garner) have been superb,” reflected Bialkowski.
“That has given us a lift, we are creating chances and, more than that, we are clinical in front of goal.
“We have had 12 shots on target (in the league this season) and scored nine goals and fair play to the new boys. Long may it continue.”
“He added: “Coming into games this season, you just know you are going to create chances and score some goals.
“Last season that wasn’t the case and you are coming into games full of confidence. We need to keep that going.”