Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis hints that he will allow Jonny Williams to stay at Ipswich Town

Jonny Williams hugs Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Nottingham

Jonny Williams hugs Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has hinted that may allow to Jonny Williams to extend his loan spell at Ipswich Town.

The Welsh international has been a huge hit during his one month at Portman Road, but Blues boss Mick McCarthy said he suspected the tricky and tenacious midfielder would be heading back to Selhurst Park when the loan expired today.

The Eagles are fighting Premier League relegation and Pulis was at Portman Road last Tuesday night to witness a fine performance and goal from Williams in a 2-1 win over Derby County.

However, the South London club secured a shock 1-0 home win over Chelsea on Saturday and – with Marouane Chamakh (hamstring) and Dwight Gayle (ankle) returning to fitness – Pulis may now decide to extend William’s loan until the end of the season, include a 24-hour recall clause and judge the situation on a match-by-match basis.

“I’ll speak to Mick (McCarthy),” Pulis told the South London Press. “Cham and Gayley might be fit for this weekend.

“If they weren’t fit it might’ve been that I called Jonny back. He needs to play some football. I’ll be looking at the situation today and then take a view today.”

Williams has said he feels part of ‘something special’ at Ipswich Town and would like to stay and help McCarthy’s side try and secure a top six finish if he was not going to play regularly at his parent club.

Blues players Dean Gerken and Paul Anderson have heaped praise on the 20-year-old during his time in Suffolk, insisting the sky’s the limit for the youngster.


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