He has failed to establish himself as a regular first-choice centre-half at the King Power Stadium and, with the European Championships this year, he will be keen to remain in the thinking of Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.
Town were undone by a late Nikola Zigic strike at St Andrews and have now secured just one win their last 14 outings.
Jewell insists he is trying to bring in new faces to Portman Road but was proud of his side's showing.
"We are pursuing other players. Not just the loan market. We're trying to get players in full-time," said the former Wigan boss.
"We'll keep working but I can't ask any more of the players I had tonight. They gave everything they had."
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