Duane Darby will certainly know what to expect when Bromsgrove Rovers tackle Hale-sowen Town in their Boxing Day derby at the Victoria Ground (1.00).
Darby left the Yeltz earlier this month to become caretaker-manager with the Greens.
And having been forced on to the sidelines at Halesowen since last September after suffering an Achilles tendon injury the striker has had plenty of time to watch their progress under new manager Morell Maison.
Rovers could be without on-loan striker Richard Ball after he suffered a knee injury in last weekend's defeat to Banbury United while defender Andy Jones, signed from Malvern last week, could make his debut after recovering from a groin injury.
Fourth-placed Halesowen, who lie just one point behind leaders King's Lynn, can welcome back defender David Perpetuini after he was suspended for their win at Brackley Town.
The Yeltz will also include new signing Rodney Hicks in their squad. The former Peterborough midfielder has signed after impressing in training at The Grove.
It's a cliche but Charlie Blakemore says "one game at a time" will be the only way to approach the next ten days for FA Cup giant-killers Chasetown.
While the Scholars will become the lowest ranked team ever to play in the FA Cup third round against Cardiff City a week on Saturday, Blakemore is simply planning a team to defeat neighbours Rushall Olympic in today's Midland Division fixture at Dales Lane (1.00).
"It's a fantastic time for Chasetown but you can only play one match at a time - and I'm only thinking about Rushall," said Scholars boss Blakemore.
Eighth-placed Chasetown, who lie four points off the top five with games in hand, expect to have a full squad available, apart from long-term casualty Lee Parsons.
Rushall hope the return of Paul Szewczyk and Ian Cooper after knee injuries means that their injury woes are receding.
Striker Szewczyk, having had a hand in two goals on his comeback ten days ago, netted in last weekend's win against Malvern. Cooper, who suffered knee surgery in the summer, is pushing for a start having just arrived from Halesowen.
Leamington will welcome back Ben Mackey, Arron Parkinson and Stuart Herlihy as they seek three points - and revenge - against old foes Romulus at the New Windmill Ground (1.30).
Top scorer Mackey, skipper Parkinson and midfielder Herlihy all had to sit out last weekend's win for the second-placed Brakes at Dunstable through suspension.
Romulus, who claimed a 2-0 home win over the Brakes earlier this month, expect to be at full-strength after an idle weekend.
Third-placed Stourbridge can welcome back top scorer Mark Bellingham after a two-week absence for their home game against WIllen-hall Town (12.00).
Evesham United, who lie fourth, hope to have Gary Hay involved for their away game at Malvern (12.00).
Robins manager Paul West regards the capture of former Kidderminster Harriers and Willenhall Town forward Hay from Bromsgrove as a major coup in their bid to sustain a play-off push.
Fifth-placed Sutton Coldfield Town will be bidding to bounce back after last weekend's defeat to Evesham when they entertain Bedworth United (1.00).