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Bialkowski named in Poland’s provisional World Cup squad

PUBLISHED: 13:07 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 11 May 2018

Bartosz Bialkowski has been named in Poland's 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup. Photo: Steve Waller

Bartosz Bialkowski has been named in Poland's 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has been named in Poland’s provisional 35-man squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

The 30-year-old is one of four goalkeepers on the long list, with one likely to be cut when the final 23-man squad is announced before June 4.

Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) and Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) look certs to be on the plane, with Bialkowski – who only recently earned his first senior cap with 45 minutes in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Nigeria – battling with Lukasz Skorupski (Roma) for the other place.

MORE: Bart delivers on promise to his late father with Poland call-up

Skorupski made just once senior club appearance this season, while Bialkowski finally caught the eye of his national team boss following yet another remarkable campaign in the Championship.

MORE: Bialkowski on his unsigned contract

The Braniewo-born custodian was recently named Supporters’ Player of the Year for the third season running and also scooped the Players’ Player of the Year award.

Poland face Senegal (June 19), Colombia (June 24) and Japan (June 28) in Group H.

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In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we feature wins over Leicester City and Manchester United among others.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

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