Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has been voted by you as the 28th best player in the EFL.
Over the last month, we have been gathering votes from you to find the best managers and players in the EFL. And after counting the votes, we have discovered you think that Bialkowski is the 28th best player in the Football League. This is the first time he has been on the Top 50 Players countdown.
The fact the Tractor Boys had a fairly boring season, for the most part, is probably a good one. Usually they are looking over they shoulders fearful that a sudden drop of form could land them in a battle against relegation. This season wasn’t like that as after a brief flirtation with the Sky Bet Championship play-offs, the ended up settling into a nice mid-table rhythm until Mick McCarthy decided to walk out earlier than expected.
And a lot of credit goes to the stable pair of hands that was Bartosz Bialkowski. Yes, it’s a cliche to say that goalkeepers only get praise when something is going wrong in attack but whether Ipswich were getting relegated or promoted, the Pole deserves some time in the limelight. Bialkowski would go on to record 13 clean sheets in 45 appearances and while that isn’t as much as some of his Championship rivals, he probably came under a lot more pressure than those closer to the top.
Bialkowski will hope to help Ipswich push further up the table next season when they get a new manager.