"Fratton Park under the lights is an amazing experience for any player, coach or manager"
Paul Cook hopes that his side will meet the 'massive challenge' of travelling to Portsmouth tomorrow evening head on.
Tuesday night's game - which kicks off at 7.45pm - sees Paul come up against his former employers, Town's boss leading Pompey to the League Two title in the 2016/17 season.
The Blues' manager is expecting a difficult game but says that the meeting of two of League One's bigger clubs will be treated exactly the same as other fixtures.
"They’re all tough games," he told iFollow Ipswich.
"Fratton Park under the lights is an amazing experience for any player, coach or manager. The atmosphere down there will be electric.
"Your next challenge is your biggest one. Portsmouth is no bigger than Cambridge on Saturday and then Fleetwood after that. Getting three points is what we all crave.
"We will pick the team that we feel will be correct for the game. Make no illusions, it’ll be a tough game. Portsmouth will be a massive challenge and we’ve got to meet that challenge head on."
Tickets for tomorrow's game will be available in Planet Blue until 11am on the day of the game.