Darren Campbell will offer Mark Lewis-Francis his total support and encouragement when the Birchfield Harrier seeks to make amends for last year's costly mistake at the European Cup in Florence from June 17 to 19.
The 22-year-old Lewis-Francis was the pre-race favourite for the 100 metres last year but was disqualified for a false start. The subsequent loss of an expected eight points proved costly as Britain finished fourth overall with Germany claiming the title.
Lewis-Francis has again been selected and Campbell - as team captain - will attempt to bolster his selfbelief in a difficult period.
Despite starting the campaign with a run of 10.13 seconds, along with victory over three-time 100m world champion Maurice Greene last weekend, Lewis-Francis' season has been disrupted by a positive test for cannabis at the European Indoor Championships in March.
He was subsequently stripped of the silver medal he won in the 60m and given a public warning but avoided a ban after claiming he must have ingested the drug passively rather than deliberately.
However, the issue is threatening to disrupt Lewis-Francis' season two months before the world championships in Helsinki.
Campbell, at 31 the elder statesman of the team, said: "I will tell Mark the same thing I told him at the Olympics: Do what you can and as long as it is the best and your best effort that is enough."
Campbell and Lewis-Francis were in the triumphant Olympic 4x100m relay squad which may be reunited for the first time since Athens, with fellow gold medallists Marlon Devonish, of Coventry Godiva, and Jason Gardener also selected.
Olympic heptathlon bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton, of Birchfield Harriers, will appear in the long jump as a strong women's team look to make an immediate return to the Super League in Leiria, Portugal, on June 18 and 19.
Kelly Holmes and Paula Radcliffe lead a strong women's team which also includes Jo Pavey, fifth in the 5,000m in Athens, in the 3,000m.
Double Olympic champion Holmes will contest the 800m with Radcliffe targeting her fourth European Cup title.
Holmes will be joint captain with Ashia Hansen who sustained her serious patella tendon injury in the corresponding fixture last year.