Blackburn boss Hughes in no rush over McCarthy deal
After becoming an instant hit with Rovers, McCarthy's form has been less impressive this time around after being linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer.
Nevertheless, he remains an important part of Hughes's plans and discussions are underway to extend his contract.
. "The talks are still ongoing," said Hughes. "We spoke to his agent this week so hopefully something will be resolved.
"There isn't really a timescale on it."