Ipswich Town have extended the loan spell of midfielder Ben Pringle for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old originally joined from Fulham last month and could potentially play a part in the play-offs should the Tractor Boys make the top six.

Pringle made his name in the English game during a spell with Rotherham United, earning him a move to Fulham last summer. The manager who signed him, Kit Symons, moved on and Pringle soon found himself out of the side. Mick McCarthy has clearly been impressed with what he was seen so far.

The Newcastle-born man, who has played as a wide midfielder or central midfielder in McCarthy’s team since signing, has scored winning goals against both Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest. He has been in and out of the side because of a string of injuries to other midfielders in the squad. He dropped to the bench in their final game before the international break, which was a defeat to former club Rotherham.

Pringle has featured seven times since signing, starting six but also being substituted six times as well. Earlier this season he played in 15 Championship matches for Fulham scoring twice in victories over Queens Park Rangers and again former club Rotherham. It remains to be seen where his long-term future lies. Much will perhaps depend on which division Fulham will be playing in next season as Pringle possesses League One experience so he may be needed to spearhead a promotion bid. Then again, what if Ipswich are a Premier League side next season…