"He's very steady and he brings an experience to the difficult situation we find ourselves in," added Jewell.
"He's been there before, he's a calming influence, an organiser and a man - and in the situation we're in we need some men."
With Stoke boss Tony Pulis having indicated he would be open to the idea of extending Higginbotham's loan period at Portman Road, Jewell indicated he would talk to Higginbotham about the situation after this weekend's match.
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