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David Moyes has a fight on his hands to hold onto trio in January

by Tracey Germaine

Ryan Tunnicliffe, Nick Powell and Jesse Lingard‘s loan deals are set to expire in January but their current loan clubs all want to keep them for the rest of the season.

All three youngsters have had a decent impact at Ipswich, Wigan and Birmingham respectively where they have been able to gain valuable first team experience.

David Moyes has indicated that players out on loan could be part of his January transfer plans but all three clubs want to keep them until the end of the season.

It certainly hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy who hopes Tunnicliffe will stay there for the rest of the season.

He said: “David and myself have spoken and unless they desperately need him then we’ll make that happen and he’ll stay with us. I’m hoping that will be the case.

“I’m pleased with him. I’d like to be saying I’m delighted with him but I’m not. He’s got to get that lofty status yet, it’s not happened. I’m really pleased with him, he’s fitted in with us great and I really want him to stay and, like I say, I’ve spoken to David Moyes and that’ll happen, barring accidents.”

Birmingham boss Lee Clark is also hoping to have Jesse Lingard‘s loan extended. Speaking after his red card against Wigan, he said: “We’re just hoping this isn’t his last game for us. He’s been terrific for us but he’ll pick up a three-match ban now and his loan will expire in the middle of that.

“I tried to put some earmuffs on the other day when I heard David Moyes talking about bringing some of his loan players back to Old Trafford. Hopefully I can persuade David that the best thing for Manchester United is that his development will be better served here. We can promise that he will be playing all the time – as long as he’s not suspended!”

Meanwhile, Uwe Rosler admitted earlier this week that he has already opened conversations with Moyes about the possibility of extending Powell’s loan deal at Wigan.

“I contacted David Moyes at United two days ago to ask about Nick and we will be having a dialogue in the near future,” he said.

“I want Nick to stay here until the end of the season. I want to promote a culture of excellent football at Wigan and players like Nick will flourish here. I hope United see it the same way.”

Powell has scored eight goals in all competitions while Lingard made an instant name for himself with four goals on his debut. Meanwhile in his typical no nonsense fashion, Tunnicliffe has made himself a real workhorse who doesn’t get his name in the headlines much but is an integral part of Ipswich’s side.

Moyes’ plans for the trio may scupper any potential extended loan deals but the mere fact that all three managers want to extend them in the first place is a testament to the impact they have had on loan.

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