Scott Bevan wondered whether Stoke City would remember his name when he made his return to the Potteries with Tamworth ten days ago.
He was pleasantly surprised when a Britannia Ground steward recalled his short-lived loan stint with the Potters - and their supporters certainly won't forget him after the goalkeeper helped earn the Lambs an FA Cup replay against a Championship team 84 places up the league standings.
But the 6ft 7ins keeper suggests the Lambs' Cup heroics will only make their chances of creating the biggest upset in the club's history in tonight's replay at a sold-out Lamb even more daunting.
"It's going to be twice as hard as going to Stoke because we have dented their pride," said Bevan. "They have taken some stick and they will see it as their chance to set the record straight.
"For us, it's the chance to create another bit of history for the club."
Bevan has been the last line of defence in the Lambs' record-breaking Cup run with wins at Bournemouth and Hartle-pool but he had feared he could have been left on the sidelines at Stoke.
The Southampton-born 25-year-old had initially answered an SOS from former Saints team-mate Richard Dryden, the Lambs' No 2, when James Dormand was injured. He joined on loan from Milton Keynes Dons. But he only completed a permanent move to the Lamb barely 30 minutes before the deadline.
"I had been at Tam-worth for two months on loan but it expired before the Stoke game," said Bevan. "I could have extended it for a third month, but that would have taken me past the transfer window and that didn't really suit myself or Tamworth.
"So we came to an agreement that they [MK Dons] would pay up my contract. The deadline was 12 o'clock on Friday and there was a point when I didn't think it would be sorted in time.
"I was on the phone to my agent every half an hour but he did well and the girls in the office at the Dons were excellent to get all the faxes through in time."
Bevan had begun his career with Southampton, but Stoke had been one of the stopping-off points on a varied spell of loans, though he never featured on the pitch with the Potters in a brief stay in February 2002.
He certainly enjoyed his first appearance at the Britannia when he produced a series of match-saving stops in a goalless draw, but he warned the Lambs will need to raise their game tonight.
"It was nice to make a couple of decent saves," said Bevan. "But that will count for nothing if we go out onto the pitch and don't do ourselves justice."