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Crawley Town v Ipswich Town: Bialkowski has good form in penalty shoot-outs

Bartosz Bialkowski

Bartosz Bialkowski

Bartosz Bialkowski has form in penalty shoot-outs should Ipswich Town’s Capital One Cup clash at Crawley go that far tonight.

The Polish goalkeeper saved three penalties for Southampton against Town’s bitter rivals Norwich City, in the Southern section semi-final of the Football League Trophy in December 2009, the Saints eventually going on to win the trophy that season.

He looks set to start tonight and is looking to impress manager Mick McCarthy as he begins life at Portman Road as number two to first-choice stopper Dean Gerken.

“I played against Norwich in the JPT semi-final and saved three penalties and we went to Wembley that season,” he recalled.

“Now I am here I am just trying to focus on every game I play and I am really looking forward to the Crawley game. I want to prove to the gaffer I can play every week.

“As a team I am sure we will do everything we can to go through, while I have some good memories of playing Crawley, especially at their ground last season, so hopefully I can reproduce that form on Tuesday.”

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.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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