Striker Andy Cook has expressed his disbelief after the Saddlers were drawn against his former club Tranmere in the Carabao Cup first round.
The 27-year-old scored 28 goals as Rovers won promotion back to the EFL last season, including a bullet header in the play-off final victory over Boreham Wood.
He joined Walsall ten days after the Super Whites’ Wembley success, becoming our first signing of the summer.
But now Cook is set for a swift return to Prenton Park after the Saddlers and Tranmere were paired together in this morning’s draw.
“I’m a little bit shocked,” Cook admitted.
“I’ve only just left and I didn’t think it’d be that quick that I’d go back to play against them.
“I didn’t actually watch the draw because I was in the gym. I got a text when I came out to say we’d drawn Tranmere – I couldn’t believe it!
“It’ll be nice to go back and see what reaction they give me. I’d like to think I’ll get a good reception after what I did when I was there.
“I’m just going to treat it as any other game.
“At the end of the day, I’ll be going as a Walsall player and my ambition is to go and beat them.
“I can’t wait.”