The defensive midfielder turned broadcaster tweeted the picture of himself from his penultimate local derby match at the City Ground where he played an instrumental part in helping Nigel Clough's side to a 3-1 victory over Billy Davies' Reds.
After the match, in celebration, the former Welsh international proceeded to wave a scarf above his head in front of the Derby fans, while smiling gleefully towards the Forest supporters:
The 40-year-old, often described as a pantomime villain, will obviously be out to wind the Reds' supporters up in the build-up to the game, but many of the City Ground faithful are predicting exactly what Savage described in his tweet.
Stuart Pearce's men have picked up just 18 points, opposed to Derby's 40, since the sides last met in mid-September and going by the last four matches for both sides, it's quite clearly McClaren's men who will be the more confident going into the game.
Nevertheless, as the old saying goes: 'the form book goes out of the window in derby games,' so the Rams will need to be on their game in order to beat a Forest side desperate not to be drawn into a relegation battle.