"It’s a club that’s very close to my heart"
Paul Cook says that while his return to Wigan this weekend will be emotional, he will be desperate for Blues to win once the game begins.
Saturday's fixture will be Paul's first game back at DW Stadium since departing Town's hosts in July of last year.
In his three years in charge, he led Wigan to the League One title with their now caretaker manager Leam Richardson as his assistant.
"It’s a club that’s very close to my heart," Paul told iFollow Ipswich. "It’ll be such an emotional day going back there.
"Leam Richardson, who has been my assistant for nine years, will be in the opposite dugout which I’ll find so strange.
"My only message to Wigan and Wigan fans is how pleased and proud I am for them that they have new owners.
"I’d love Leam to help them stay up this year. It’d be an amazing achievement by Leam and the players at the club, who have done so well this season.
"Once the ball moves on Saturday, we want to win. We’re desperate to win and we want to be in those play-offs."