Lambert: ‘Keeper position up for grabs

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Paul Lambert says the number one position is up for grabs for the new season. New signing Tomas Holy and Bart Bialkowski are both currently fighting for the shirt.

Bialkowski, who could still be leaving the club, had his proposed move to Millwall fell through today, after a disagreement over the medical.

Speaking on the Pole, Lamber said: “He’s here and fighting for the number one spot.

“You never know what can happen in football but he’s an Ipswich player, he’s a great pro and he’s here to play.”

Speaking on the arrival of Holy, Lambert added: “Jimmy (Walker, Town goalkeeping coach) went to watch Tomas play a few times and I saw him myself last season,”

“We knew that it was likely that we would have to look at the goalkeeper options for this season and we’re delighted to have got Tomas in.

“He has a great stature, a great presence about him and has played a lot of games in the league.

“It’s going to be a good battle between the two of them for the position.”

Meanwhile, Forest Green Rovers striker Christian Doidge, who was mentioned in connection to Town, has signed for Hibernian. Town are understood to be interested in brining former Sheffield United striker Conor Washington who is a free agent.

Former Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane has emerged as the frontrunner for the hotseat at Doncaster Rovers, a League One rival for the Blues next season. The ex Manchester United midfielder has not had a managerial job since leaving Town, Keane left his role as assistant boss at Nottingham Forest over the weekend

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