Since making the temporary move from Leeds United to Ipswich Town last month, Toumani Diagouraga has set about getting his career back on track, putting in some fine performances for Mick McCarthy’s men.
In four appearances for Ipswich to date, the 29-year-old is yet to experience defeat, helping his team to a victory against Aston Villa and draws against Preston North End, Reading and, most impressively, Brighton & Hove Albion.
Holding two teams fighting hard for promotion is no mean feat, especially when you consider Ipswich lost 2-0 to the Seagulls in the reverse fixture, but they will have to make do without Diagouraga against Leeds this weekend.
The midfielder is ineligible under the terms of his loan move, meaning that Ipswich must overcome the double blow of losing him and the suspended Tom Lawrence, while Leeds will look to build on their return to winning ways against a side missing two of their key players.
Diagouraga would have no doubt loved to play against his parent club in the hope of proving Leeds boss Garry Monk wrong, but it was not to be.
Instead he will watch from the side-lines knowing that whatever the weekend brings, he has played a positive role since returning to first-team football.