Jay Tabb will be extending his loan stay at Portman Road until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old midfielder initially signed a one month load from Reading, which expires after Saturday’s game at Derby but the Royals are happy for the former Coventry player to see out the 2012/13 campaign in a Town shirt.
Jay will become a free agent in the summer and has indicated that he would be keen on a permanent move to Portman Road.
He has made four appearances for Town so far, with the paperwork concerning his extension set to be completed before the weekend.
"Jay's loan has been extended until the end of the season," Mick McCarthy confirmed to the Club website.
"I spoke to Nigel Adkins (Reading manager) and he was happy for Jay to stay here. They've got a call-back option on him but I don't think it will be used, not unless he's going back there to play.
"I like him as a player. He's a real grafter, he's versatile and puts in a shift for me so I'm delighted that he's staying."