Ipswich Town sign Bartosz Bialkowski from Notts County

Bartosz Bialkowski
Bialkowski will compete with Dean Gerken for the goalkeeper spot at Ipswich

Ipswich Town have signed goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski from Notts County for an undisclosed fee.

The Poland-born 27-year-old has played 92 times since joining County from Southampton two years ago and still had a year remaining on his contract.

He has signed a two-year deal at Ipswich, with the option of a further 12 months.

While the fee is undisclosed, Town boss Mick McCarthy this week played down the prospect of paying large sums.

Bialkowski has had a previous spell at Ipswich, while on loan at the end of the 2008-09 season, but failed to make an appearance.

He started his career in his native Poland before joining Southampton in 2006, where he played 42 times.