The former Sheffield United man admitted that he is relishing a reunion with former boss Warnock.
"That is one of the fixtures I was looking out for, with him being my old manager," he said.
"I'm sure there will be a few laughs and jokes before kick-off and hopefully a few more afterwards!
"I am sure Neil Warnock will have put a good team and a good squad together over the close season and they will be a hard team to beat. If you look at the last few seasons one or two of the promoted teams have tended to do well at the start of the season."