Kyle Dixon says he is looking forward to the chance to give his old mate Greg Tempest a kick.
The duo rose through the Notts County ranks together and were also teammates at Boston United last season, after arriving at the Jakemans Stadium on loan deals.
But after both left Meadow Lane this year, Dixon penned a Pilgrims deal while Tempest opted to link up with Lincoln City.
On Saturday, the two pals will line up as opponents as the Pilgrims host the Red Imps in the Bluefin Lincs Senior Cup (KO 3pm) quarter-final.
“It’ll be strange lining up against Greg,” Dixon admitted.
“But I’m looking forward to it.
“We’ve been teammates for so many years, but this will give me the chance to give him a bit of a kick and show him I’m the better player.”
But jokes aside, Dixon expects Tempest to receive a warm welcome when he returns to Boston.
The Northern Ireland under 21 international made 16 appearances for United last season, scoring once.
But his versatility was definitely appreciated by the amber and black faithful after a string of appearances in midfield, at left back and also in goal - filling in for the red-carded Sam Vince during the 3-1 victory over Hyde.
“Greg did brilliantly for Boston and I’m sure the fans will let him know that,” Dixon added.
“Even when he went in goal, he made a few good saves too.”
The victorious side will travel to face either Lincoln United or Scunthorpe United in the semi-finals.
The last competitive fixture between the two county rivals saw Lincoln beat United 2-1 at Sincil Bank on Boxing Day 2006.