Carlos Edwards has joined Championship-rivals Millwall on loan until May 3.
The Town skipper, who last featured for Blues during the 2-0 home win over Reading in January, will team up with Ian Holloway’s side as the Lions try to stave off relegation to League One.
“It’s important for me at this stage of my career to be playing football week in, week out,” Carlos told the Club website.
“When I heard Millwall were keen to take me, I jumped at the chance to go there and play games.
“I wish Ipswich well and I hope when I come back to the Club at the end of the season that I will be available for the Play-Offs!”
First-team football is something that the skipper wanted and the gaffer was happy for the Trinidad and Tobago international to satisfy that need in south London.
“He wants to play games but he’s not done that here lately,” Town boss Mick McCarthy added.
“We have other lads in front of him, so it’s an opportunity for Carlos to go out and play some first-team football and we wish him well.”
The 35 year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, first arrived at Portman Road in 2009, joining from Sunderland which also saw Grant Leadbitter head for Suffolk.
Carlos, who played for Town against Millwall at The Den earlier this year, could make his debut for Ian Holloway’s side against Blackburn this weekend.