Despite not having had the chance to impress Alan Pardew since the new manager joined the club at the turn of the year, academy graduate Jonny Williams has been welcomed back to Ipswich Town with open arms.
Although he is still struggling for full match fitness, having been out injured for yet another prolonged spell, Tractor Boys boss Mick McCarthy is thrilled to have the little man back in fold at Portman Road for the run-in to the season.
Speaking about the deal which has seen Jonny return to East Anglia, McCarthy said:
“To get Jonny in as well is fantastic. He is still getting back to full fitness and hasn’t played a first-team game since he got injured here against Watford.
“He is not going to come in and play seven games just like that and we will be guided by him but he’s got a part to play for us.
“He is loved by everyone at the club and he’s going to add some real quality to our squad. Having him back with us has given everyone a lift.”
With the terms of his loan meaning that he would have to miss out on the play-off final if the team got there, it seems as though his chances to make an impact for McCarthy and co. will be limited to say the least.
Undoubtedly seen as an immense talent by everyone there, just having him around the squad seems to be a blessing, with his performances sure to be tracked by us as the season reaches its climax.
There is every chance that he could prove to be instrumental in a late run towards a play-off place for Ipswich, such is his style of play and comfort on the ball. It’s just a shame we won’t be seeing him doing the same thing in red and blue for a few months at the very least.