Ipswich Town looking to bring Jonny Williams back on loan from Crystal Palace

Mick McCarthy gives former Ipswich loanee Jonny Williams a hug at the end of the game at Nottingham

Mick McCarthy gives former Ipswich loanee Jonny Williams a hug at the end of the game at Nottingham Forest

Ipswich Town are understood to be at advanced stages of negotiations to bring Jonny Williams back on loan to the club – for a fourth time – from Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old midfielder has proved a popular figure during his previous spells at Portman Road and is set to join for the entirety of the 2016/17 season.

Williams, who was loaned out to Nottingham Forest and MK Dons last season, shone for Wales at this summer’s European Championships but then picked up the latest in a long line of injuries in pre-season. He is still working his way back to full fitness and a medical could yet scupper the deal.

Town signed striker Leon Best (free agent) and attacking midfielder Tom Lawrence (season-long loan from Leicester) yesterday, and it’s understood they are close to sealing a deal for a striker before tonight’s 11pm deadline.