FA Cup Round One: Yeading look to fell Forest
Yeading striker Jefferson Louis hopes to get one over on an old friend when the non-league minnows take on League One leaders Nottingham Forest in tomorrow's FA Cup first round.
The 26-year-old journeyman is set to come face to face with Forest frontman Junior Agogo at the City Ground, after their careers took wildly different paths following a spell together at Bristol Rovers.
While Agogo signed for the runaway third tier leaders this summer after a protracted chase by manager Colin Calderwood, Louis had left the Pirates nine months previously and sank into non-league obscurity.
But he is relishing the opportunity to show his boyhood friend that he still has what it takes to make it at a higher level.
``I have known Junior since I was eight years old growing up in west London,'' he told thefa.com.
``But I have not spoken to him since I left Rovers, and since then I have been at lots of different places, so he probably doesn't even know I play for Yeading.
``It will be great to see the look on his face when he spots me lining up against him and it would be superb if I could get one over him.''
Elsewhere, the early kick-off sees a Welsh borders derby between Shrewsbury and Hereford, with Bulls manager Graham Turner returning to the club he managed with distinction for six years.
Across the border, Nationwide Conference South outfit Newport County host League One promotion hopefuls Swansea in a clash which will determine who claims bragging rights in the principality.
Jim Smith's unbeaten Nationwide Conference leaders Oxford will not lack confidence going into their clash with Wycombe, with just 22 places separating them in English football's hierarchy.
Bromley are also unbeaten, albeit in the Ryman Isthmian Premier Division, and they will hope to follow in the footsteps of Burscough last season by knocking Kent neighbours Gillingham out of the competition.