"We know it’s going to be a challenging game"
Kieran McKenna expects Crewe to be a dangerous opponent when Town travel to Mornflake Stadium on Saturday.
The Alex's relegation to League Two was confirmed by a 2-0 defeat against Doncaster earlier this month, with that match also being former manager David Artell's final game in charge.
Crewe have beaten AFC Wimbledon 3-1 before a penalty was the difference in a 1-0 loss at Sheffield Wednesday in their two outings under interim manager Alex Morris to date.
"We know it’s going to be a challenging game," Kieran told iFollow Ipswich.
"It’s a young team and a team that will be more dangerous and will relish the challenge a little bit more without the pressure of trying to stave off relegation.
"They’ve always been a good footballing team and a good footballing club - that’s their philosophy.
"What can happen when you’re down there and fighting for every point is that you go away from that and adapt your style a little bit at times.
"Watching their last home game against AFC Wimbledon, it was back to the Crewe that people are more familiar with. I thought they played really well and they were also competitive against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.
"It’s their last home game so they’re going to want to put on a performance for their fans. We’ve got a good travelling support and we need to make sure we go and represent them well.
"They changed shape two or three times in the game against Sheffield Wednesday, but we can’t focus too much on what they may do in terms of shape or style. We need to focus on ourselves.
"We need to make sure our attitude is right, then we want to put in a good performance."
Supporters will be able to pay on the day at Mornflake Stadium with full ticket details available here.