There will be several south coast reunions when Pompey take on Wigan at Fratton Park on Easter Monday.
But both sides will be keen to forget all the sub-plots and simply focus on trying to boost their respective promotion hopes in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Paul Cook is making his first return to the Blues since memorably leading them to the League Two title last term.
But he soon departed for the Latics with a number of his backroom team – including assistant manager Leam Richardson – and later signed Noel Hunt and Gary Roberts.
Wigan have been in fine form this season, with most of the headlines reserved for their victory over Manchester City that secured a spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
It is an immediate return to the Championship that is of greater concern, though, and they are currently locked in a three-way tussle with Blackburn and Shrewsbury for automatic promotion.
Cook’s men lead the way following a 3-0 victory over Oldham at the DW Stadium on Good Friday and have won an incredible 13 games on their league travels.
Conor Chaplin came off the bench to grab an equaliser when the sides drew 1-1 in the north-west back in August.
They have not met at Fratton since both were in the Premier League during the 2009/10 campaign, with Aruna Dindane bagging a hat-trick in a 4-0 Pompey triumph.
Pompey are only missing long-term injury victims Stephen Henderson (groin) and Danny Rose (leg).
Wigan are expected to have a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Roberts and Hunt both available to feature against their former club.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 9 Wins
Wigan: 5 Wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 5 Wins
Wigan: 2 Wins
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