A group of around 30 supporters from Mignolet's old club, Sint-Truiden, are crossing the English Channel to see their hero in action in the Barclays Premier League.
"A group from my old team are coming over to support me, which I like very much," Mignolet, who has enjoyed an excellent start to his Sunderland career, told safc.com.
"I hope to see them after the game and say goodbye because I know some of them very well.
"For me though Saturday is just another game which we will be looking to get a good result from. Hopefully we can achieve that."