Bialkowski a double winner at Town’s end of season awards as Celina claims best goal
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Bartosz Bialkowski was the big winner at the Ipswich Town end of season dinner awards.
The star stopper was named Players’ Player of the Season and also picked up Town’s Corporate Customers, Sponsors & Box Holders’ Player of the Season gong at the Milsoms Kesgrave Hall event.
The 30-year-old, who hopes to go to the World Cup in Russia this summer with Poland, was recently named Supporters’ Player of the Year for the third time in a row.
But the man who is often lauded as the best goalkeeper in the Championship is still yet to sign his new deal with the Blues.
Ex-Town boss Mick McCarthy announced at the end of January that a new contract until 2020 had been agreed with Bialkowski following much speculation that he was wanted by Premier League club Crystal Palace.
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That deal is still yet to be inked, with the alternative being that Town take up the 12-month extension option in his current contract.
“My agent is still talking to the owner so we need to wait and see,” Bialkowski told The Sun recently. “It was announced (back in January) because I said I wanted to stay.
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“There were still a few things to sort out and I thought it would just be a matter of time, and hopefully it will be and we are going to come to an agreement. But obviously there was not really a need for it to be announced.
“If my agent comes to an agreement with the owner he is going to give me a call and then we can sort it out. I am very happy here, my family is happy, and that is the main thing. But at the same time, I want to play at the highest level possible.”
Meanwhile, back at the awards, striker Martyn Waghorn won the John Kerridge Memorial Trophy, as voted for by the Town coaches.
Flynn Downes was named the Young Player of the Season following his breakthrough campaign which included a promotion to League One while on-loan with Luton Town.
Goal of the Season went to Bersant Celina for his cracker against Leeds United at Portman Road.