Ipswich endured a miserable 2018/19, relegated from the Championship and dumped out of both domestic cup competitions by lower league opposition.

That included defeat to Stanley in the first ever meeting of the two clubs, as Billy Kee’s header gave the Reds victory at the Wham Stadium.

Now meeting as equals in League One, boss John Coleman doesn’t feel that will have any bearing on tomorrow’s game, particularly how he prepares his team.

And the visitors will arrive as a much different Ipswich Town, top of League One and yet to beaten in their opening 11 fixtures.

“I don’t think that has any bearing on the game,” Coleman said of the January meeting.

“It might on a few players who did play in that game, but it’s a totally different concept the FA Cup.

“A few Ipswich players might want to right a few wrongs but it certainly won’t impact on how we prepare for the game.

“They were at a stage when they were used to losing and not able to overcome setbacks. They have flipped that around now and they’re used to winning.

“They are used to getting results so then you readily overcome setbacks and prepare for anything that’s thrown at you.

“When you get in to that zone, I’ve had a few teams like that before, you feel invincible and you tend to get the rubs of the green, things go in your favour.”

Ipswich have won eight and drawn three of their opening matches, and whatever happens in today’s League One fixtures, they will arrive at the Wham Stadium top of the pile.

Already four points clear, and playing some excellent football under Paul Lambert, Coleman enthused: “They have started the season unbelievably well.

“They probably aren’t many teams who get relegated in the fashion they did and bounce back so healthily as what they have done.

“That’s credit to the players and the manager for knuckling down, they have played decent football, made a couple of wise additions in the summer.

“I have watched a lot of them this season and they have kept the ball out at one end and scored a lot at the other.

“That’s a recipe for success and fair play to them.”