Millwall sign goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski from Ipswich Town on loan

BY JAKE SANDERS

Millwall have signed Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Białkowski on a season-long loan deal.

The 32-year-old was on the verge of joining Neil Harris’ side on a permanent basis earlier this window, but there was a complication with his medical and he returned to training with Paul Lambert’s side before featuring heavily in pre-season for the League One outfit.

But Harris finally got his man after Białkowski successfully completed his medical at Calmont Road yesterday and will provide stiff competition for Frank Fielding in an experienced-looking goalkeeping department for Millwall, becoming their ninth signing of the summer.

He signed for Ipswich from Notts County in July 2014 and made 176 appearances for the Tractor Boys as he was named as the club’s Player of the Year in three consecutive seasons.

The goalkeeper was previously at Southampton having joined from Polish side Gornik Zabrze in 2006, but moved to Meadow Lane after playing just 42 games for the Saints in six years.

Białkowski, who has been capped once for Poland, could go straight into the squad for Millwall’s opening Championship game against Preston North End at The Den on Saturday.

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