Barrow certainly gave a strong account of themselves in the clash at Portman Road earlier this month, particularly as they had entered that contest off the back of three straight league defeats.
Mark Cooper’s side should be full of confidence heading into this contest, though, as they recorded a 2-0 victory over Swindon Town in League Two on Saturday, with Ollie Banks and Joshua Gordon both finding the back of the net from the penalty spot at the Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Saturday’s success moved Barrow into 19th position in the table, with the Bluebirds picking up 22 points from their first 20 matches of the season, which has left them six points clear of the relegation zone.
Cooper’s team finished 21st in League Two last term, just five points above the bottom two, and while the league is again the priority competition for the club this season, a potentially lucrative third-round FA Cup contest is within touching distance for the Cumbrian outfit.
Ipswich, meanwhile, have played twice in League One since the goalless draw with Barrow on December 4, which led to Paul Cook being relieved of his duties.
John McGreal is currently in charge of the team on a caretaker basis, and he was at the helm for the 2-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic on December 7, but the Tractor Boys managed to pick up an impressive result on Saturday, holding second-placed Wigan Athletic to a 1-1 draw.
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Ipswich are currently 12th in the League One table, collecting 28 points from 22 matches, which has left them nine points off the playoff positions in England’s third tier.
The Blues have previous in the FA Cup, meanwhile, famously winning the competition in 1978, beating Arsenal 1-0 in the final courtesy of a goal from Roger Osborne.
Ipswich will be hoping that a win on Wednesday could act as a springboard, although they have another tough League One clash at home to Sunderland next weekend