Shrewsbury Town defender Aristote Nsiala is ready for a reunion with West Ham boss David Moyes.
Nsiala worked with Moyes at Everton and will they cross swords in the FA Cup today.
Nsiala said: “I know West Ham's manager well from my time at Everton.
“He's a bit of an old-school boss – a tough man – I was scared of him when I was young. I'd look the other way when I walked past him in the corridor. Honestly, I couldn't look at him. Once, with team-mate Shane Duffy, we hadn't thanked a dinner lady for our food. She wasn't happy and it got back to him. We were both told off for that – rightly so.
“But I did get on the bench a couple of times, so I suppose he must have known who I was.
“I was a substitute against BATE Borisov in a Europa League game and I was called to get stripped to come on – but I didn't have any shinnies.
“I killed myself since then, thinking about it. You're only talking about 30 seconds – and they sent on Shoky! I don't think it affected my Everton career, though, as I knew I would be released.
“But I was looking forward to the appearance money. I'd already spent the bonus and I was skint for a couple of months."