Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is surprised Crystal Palace allowed them to extend the loan of Jonny Williams.

Their change of heart is a massive boost to the Tractor Boys' hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs.

McCarthy revealed: "We all said our farewells to Jonny last week after our home draw with Nottingham Forest.

"I even made a presentation to him of an Ipswich shirt with his nickname - Joniesta - on the back."

He added: "We're all chuffed that Jonny is still with us.

"He's a lovely young man, a smashing kid, who plays with a smile on his face. He's a really talented player as well."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball