It's stretching a point to call it a 'local derby' when Wolverhampton Wanderers host Coventry City at Molineux tonight - but there will still be a massive air of familiarity with five 'old boys' on show.
Wolves have Gary Breen, Jay Bothroyd and Rohan Ricketts, a Sky Blues loan man this time two years ago, all looking to do well against their old club. By contrast, former Wolves favourite Colin Cameron and Andy Marshall are returning to Molineux.
Marshall's stay at Molineux was brief - just one busy night spent picking the ball out of the net at Highbury three years ago after a meeting with Arsenal's rampant reserves - but Cameron's reunion with former haunts is a lot more meaningful.
The popular Scotsman's last return was in April when, after three months out of favour under the previous Wolves management, he was suddenly recalled from loan at Millwall by the unpredictable Glenn Hoddle, to make a dramatic impact.
Within 22 minutes, Wolves were two up, Cameron getting the second to cap a display that earned his summer move to the Ricoh.
The fact that Stern John scored moments later and Gary McSheffrey - who also hit Coventry's winner at Molineux the year before - curled in an equaliser rather spoils the story. But the rapturous reception given to Cameron by the Wolves fans stays in the memory.
Cameron's goal that day turned out to be the 24th and last of his five-year Molineux career - a pretty tidy effort for any midfielder. And, although Wolves fans can be concerned that he hit his first goal for the Sky Blues, from the penalty spot, in their 3-2 win at Southend on Friday, Cameron's past scoring deeds in Wolves colours ought to ensure a warm welcome back.
After all, had Cameron not been made the most derisory of contract offers when Hoddle invited him to stay at Molineux this summer, he might still be a Wolves player.
As it is, he is now part of an expected three-man Coventry midfield looking to maintain the Sky Blues' sequence of not having lost to Wolves in five meetings. And home manager Mick McCarthy can only hope his mere presence inspires Cameron's Molineux midfield successors into scoring action.
While Coventry's first two goals at Southend on Friday were their first this season from central midfield, Wolves' record is worse - just the one, from Seyi Olofinjana.
No wonder McCarthy has called for support for strikers Bothroyd and Jemal Johnson, who have scored two thirds of Wolves' nine goals between them. His message is aimed in particular at Ricketts, whose career scoring record of just two is pretty shabby.
"I've had a discussion with Rohan about how many he's scored," McCarthy said. "He creates a lot of chances and I can't knock him for trying. He was comfortably our best player against Colchester. The only way to make his performances better would be to put some chances away."
Coventry boss Micky Adams' main decision is whether to bring back John, but the visitors could end up unchanged, just as Wolves are expected to be. Three home points (and anything other than an away win at Selhurst Park) earns the psychological advantage of going into Sunday's Black Country derby in a higher league position that West Bromwich Albion.