Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is expecting a tough game on Saturday when Shaun Derry's Cambridge United visit Meadow Lane for their League Two clash.
The former Magpies youth product returned to NG2 as manager in November 2013 and helped conjure up the Great Escape at the end of that season.
However, Derry was sacked in March 2015 and has since taken over at Cambridge where the U's are six points off the top seven.
“We’ve got a tough one coming up against Cambridge,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. "They lost on Saturday but they will come here and respect us.
“Shaun Derry will be coming back and I am sure he will be wanting to prove people wrong here.
"He’s got a lot of people who think he was unfortunate to lose his job during the time he was here.
“For me, it’s about making sure we are at it all week. It’s at home, it’s the next game and we are looking to get back to winning ways.”