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Bialkowski at First Day of Pre-Season Training
Monday, 24th Jun 2019 12:31

Town’s squad returned to the club this morning for the start of pre-season training with keeper Bartosz Bialkowski among those back at Playford Road.

The Polish international’s move to Millwall, which was thought likely to be completed late last week after the clubs agreed a fee and he underwent a medical, is understood to still be ongoing with some aspects of the switch still to be thrashed out.

Today sees the players undergo testing before the sessions proper get under way tomorrow when the annual press call is also set to take place.

New striker James Norwood is absent having been given additional time off having been involved in the play-offs with Tranmere, as has midfielder Alan Judge, who was with the Republic of Ireland squad until a fortnight ago and also currently has a broken arm.

Midfielder Emyr Huws, who missed all of last season due to injury, was among those taking part.

Manager Paul Lambert and his staff were back at the club yesterday for a meeting as they plan for Town’s first campaign in the third tier in 62 years.

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nathitfc89 added 12:41 - Jun 24
Shouldn’t read too much into this, unfortunately. If Bart doesn’t end up staying it will be a huge boost for ITFC

iaintaylorx added 12:51 - Jun 24
Proper professional. Can think of so many players that wouldn’t even have turned up. Courtois for example. Still, I really hope he stays!!

whosroundisitanyway added 12:55 - Jun 24
Not fair he should have to train with a bowling ball!!!

blueblood_soldier added 13:01 - Jun 24
Huws being back in for day 1 is a huge boost for me!

rogie_dog added 13:01 - Jun 24
Good to see Huws there

dubblue added 13:03 - Jun 24
Hope Bart's contract does not take as long to finalise as it did the last time he extended his contract with us.

Good news about Huws!

ArnieM added 13:09 - Jun 24
Guess it Takes a while to screw every last £1 out of your new employer!

ArnieM added 13:10 - Jun 24
..... is Huws actually able to run now then? Whoopie doo!

runningout added 13:28 - Jun 24
Verdicts still out on Huws and a few more. Has had two decent games for us. Hope he is fit for difficult season ahead for team.

robmonkey007 added 13:31 - Jun 24
If he can stay fit (fingers crossed) Huws could boss the midfield in league 1. Great news for town fans

ArnieM added 13:52 - Jun 24
“Stay fit”?!? Christ he can’t even get fit . I wouldn’t hold your breath in hope that he does tbh

inghamspur added 13:56 - Jun 24
Why? If he wants to leave then go and train somewhere else.

blues1 added 14:23 - Jun 24
Hes training g here because hes still contracted to us. He cant therefore train elsewhere as if he injured himself hed not be covered by insurance. Those thinking it means he might stay? Forget it. Hes already agreed terms with millwall and passed his medical. If you read the story properly yiull see that the hold up is that there are terms between the 2 clubs still to be agreed. My guess is add ons and maybe a sell on?

FenboyBlue added 14:52 - Jun 24
Bart's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands. All together now...

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 15:07 - Jun 24
Why the anti Bart comments. As I understand it he hasn't asked for a move , the club have said they will listen to offers and if that's true he'd be stupid not to want to stay in the Championship now he has broken into the national squad.
Class keeper who has given great service. Don't get the snidey comments.

Trac70 added 15:19 - Jun 24
If we get Huws fit!!! He'll be targeted in league 1. Quality player (when fit) and will get kicked to bits unfortunately.

PositivelyPortman added 15:29 - Jun 24
Trac70 I don’t think he’ll be targeted.
If he gets totally fit, then players would be worried about his ability to tackle and he’ll be taking players out of the game himself.

ITFCsince73 added 15:30 - Jun 24
Hopefully the club have seen sense.
1.5m for a quality proven keeper with bags of experience is a very poor offer in today's over the top market. Imo.
We've just let Harrison go on the cheap.
We Cant keep doing it to ourselves.
No one does us any favours.

blues1 added 15:31 - Jun 24
Dozzells bobblehat. Havent seen any anti bart comments on here. Think bathitfcs postbis actually a mistype. Think he was trying to say if bart does stay, not doesnt. Just a guess tho. But if he did mean that, that's the only one.

itsonlyme added 16:00 - Jun 24
I'm not anti Bart by any means, but it would be in everyone's interest if he left. Last season was not a good one for him as compared to the previous two. And yes I know it was not a good season for any of our players but I felt Bart was particularly affected by it.

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 16:31 - Jun 24
Itsonlyme - not aimed at you . ArnieM and inghamspurs comments were the ones I felt unnecessary

blues1 added 16:31 - Jun 24
Itfcsince73. Not sure what you mean by u hope the club have seen sense. He isnt staying. Hes already agreed terms with millwall and passed his medical. And the fee between the clubs was agreed days ago. It's just smaller details of the move to be sorted, as it says in the story. Had bart not had a poor season I'm sure wed have got more for him, as there probably be more clubs in for him. The fact is tho, that Millwall are the only club to have made a bid, so it is what it is. He was always going to leave if a championship club came in for him with him hoping to get back into international contention. Its Also, anyway, probably best all round for all parties. The club get the biggest wage off the bill, he gets to stay living in ipswich while playing at a higher level and prob improving his wages(after the 50% cut hes had to take here), and who knows, with him still living locally, nay always return here at a later date.

Barty added 16:34 - Jun 24
I hope he stays but I think that is wishful thinking. Agreed not a good season for him last season but that can be said for the whole playing staff. I hope Huws can stay fit but I think that is a big ask. We need to be positive and I think that with a few decent signings [ full backs , centre backs and striker ] we could do well this coming season.

BlueBlood90 added 16:42 - Jun 24
I wouldn't get too excited about Bart being there. He wouldn't have gone for a medical if things hadn't progressed a huge amount. He's probably just saying his goodbyes and formalising everything. Great to see Emyr Huws in training. If him, Teddy Bishop and Alan Judge can stay fit next season then that already adds a huge amount of creativity to the side.

Blue_Moses added 16:42 - Jun 24
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