Newcastle United temporary manager John Carver has told the club's official site that he will be proud when he sees Fraser Forster in goal at St. James' Park tomorrow.
Forster is set to start for Southampton, who are Newcastle's visitors at the weekend, and Carver was pleased to have played a part in his career.
The goalkeeper, who has now been capped for England, came through Newcastle's academy-system and Carver was keen to tell the story of how he was brought to the Tyneside earlier today.
"When I became the Academy director, our youth team were playing in the FA Youth Cup but we only had one goalkeeper," he said. "I told my scout to go and find me a goalkeeper. They guy came back with the name of Fraser Forster, from Royal Grammar School.
"I said 'but that's a rugby school', and he replied 'he's 6ft 7ins and a big lad'. So we got him in and signed him.
"His mum and dad came in and were more worried about his education than goalkeeping, but we managed to sign him. He's coming back to St. James' Park on Saturday and I will be so proud to see him here."
Newcastle may be regretting their decision to allow Forster to leave now, as he has gone on to surpass their expectations.
The towering custodian was unable to dislodge Tim Krul in goal during his time at the club, but he has gone on to develop into one of the finest stoppers in the country.
Forster has played a key role in Southampton's success so far this season, which has seen them climb into third spot in the table, and he would like nothing more than to keep a clean-sheet against his former employers on Saturday.