Former Ipswich Town midfielder Cole Skuse has been named the new manager of Bury Town after being released by Colchester United.

The 37-year-old sat down virtually with Blues reporter Stuart Watson yesterday for a wide-ranging interview that reflects on his lengthy playing career and looks ahead to his next challenge.

In it he discusses:

- The pride he felt at representing his home club of Bristol City;

- The two other clubs who were vying for his signature when he moved to Ipswich Town in 2013;

- The question as to whether Town would have got promoted in 2015 with some more backing in the January transfer window;

- The time he accidentally called ex-Town owner Marcus Evans 'mate';

- How he almost got sent-off when ending a three-year goal drought;

- Whether the players knew Mick McCarthy was planning his desk-thumping exit;

- What a management partnership with good friend Luke Chambers would look like;

- How a current Premier League star was forced out the club by Paul Hurst;

- The 'incredible' impact Paul Lambert had and why relegation was 'surreal';

- How his release from the club was handled by Paul Cook;

- His time at Colchester United and thoughts on Ipswich's recent promotion back to the Championship;

- Why he felt now was the time to hang up his boots;

- How he never planned on going into management until Bury Town came calling.

You can watch the full interview below.