Andy Johnson is in for a rapid return to The Hawthorns next season after signing for Leicester City on a Bosman free transfer.
No sooner had West Bromwich Albion midfielder completed his move to the Walkers Stadium than the fixture computer threw up a trip back to the Black Country for Johnson with Leicester on September 9.
Johnson sent four-and-a-half years at Albion, playing a key role in both the promotion-winning teams under Gary Megson. But, despite remaining a big voice in the dressing room, he has never had much of a look-in over the past year-and-a-half and it was little surprise that he was not offered a new contract at the end of last season by manager Bryan Robson.
Johnson, now 32, was a target for Sheffield United in January and was then close to leaving before the March transfer deadline, only for a move to Coventry City to fall through.
But the 15-times capped former Welsh international, who started at Norwich City and also spent four years with Nottingham Forest, has now put pen to paper on an initial one-year deal to make Rob Kelly's Foxes his fourth professional club.
* Even on the day the fixtures were announced, Albion have already had two matches rearranged for live television coverage.
The Carling Cup date with Leyton Orient has been put back to Thursday August 24 (7.45), while their next game, the trip to play Sunderland at the Stadium of Light is also affected. That has been deferred 48 hours to August 28 (3.00), to entertain a Bank Holiday Monday crowd.