New Western Sydney Wanderers visa signing Rado Majewski will face an old foe with winning memories in mind ahead of the Perth Glory FFA Cup clash this week.
The Polish midfield veteran only joined the club a few weeks ago – but he already knows Glory coach Tony Popovic from old...and not for the same reasons as the rest of the Wanderers.
Popovic was an assistant coach at Crystal Palace before he took the reins of the Wanderers in their A-League debut season in 2012.
And while Popovic was at Palace, Majewski was at his peak with Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.
The 32 year old spent five years in the east Midlands and instantly recognised Popovic during preparations for Wednesday night's game against Glory.
But he also remembered the result from the last time he faced a side coached by Popa...
"I just remembered that when I was at Forest, there was a coach who is the coach now at Perth," he told The Big Sports Breakfast on Sky Sports Radio today.
"He was the assistant at Crystal Palace about seven years ago – and we played them and won 3-0."
Wanderers will be hoping to repeat that result against the reigning Premiers when the two sides clash in Perth this week.
Wanderers fans will have to wait a bit longer for a competitive clash at their newly revamped home of Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta.
But Majewski is already excited about the way the club's fans get behind the side after the Wanderers used videos of the support to help convince him to make the move to Australia.
And his experience in front of the RBB during the pre-season friendly against Leeds United confirmed it.
"I got some video sent out of a few games and the atmosphere was very like England," he said today. "It was very like when I was at Forest - very similar, very familiar.
"Lots of people are actually involved in the game - they want to give you applause when you slide tackle someone, when you make a diagonal ball...
"It's little details but it gives you a boost when you are on the pitch."