Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy thinks loan duo Emyr Huws and Toumani Diagouraga will both be available to buy

Leeds United loanee Toumani Diagouraga has started four games for Ipswich Town. Picture: Steve Wa

Leeds United loanee Toumani Diagouraga has started four games for Ipswich Town. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes midfield loan duo Emyr Huws and Toumani Diagouraga will both be available to purchase this summer.

Huws has scored two goals in six starts since arriving from Cardiff City, while Leeds United’s Diagouraga has been a positive influence during his four starts and two substitute appearances.

Welsh international Huws, 23, has made just three appearances for Cardiff since last summer’s switch from Wigan. He fell well down the pecking order after Neil Warnock took over as boss.

Ex-Brentford man Diagouraga, 29, had been training with the Leeds youth team after falling out of favour with Garry Monk.

McCarthy revealed on Saturday that Huws had told him that he would be delighted to extend his stay at Portman Road. Asked if he’d had the same conversation with Diagouraga, he replied: “No, I haven’t. That sounds like I’ve favoured one more than the other, but that’s not the case. It just happened I was talking to Ems and asked him if he’d like to stay.

“I think Toums is surplus to requirements at Leeds. And I think Neil (Warmock) is signing a new contract at Cardiff, so if the feeling is still the same then I kind of know what will be happening with him – and he does as well.”

Has McCarthy been able to start planning for next season yet?

“I’ll be honest with you, over the last six to eight weeks I’ve not been thinking about anything other than trying to get us to play better,” he said.

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“I’ve got an eye on everything that’s going on, but for now I’m just making sure we keep picking up points and then we can deal with the summer.”