Date: 8th September 2010 at 11:15am
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Former Wednesday defender Frank Simek will return to Hillsborough this weekend – looking to get one over his former club with new side Carlisle United.

The American right-back was allowed to leave Wednesday at the end of last season after Owls boss Alan Irvine decided against offering him a new contract.

But he wasted no time in finding a new club, with Wednesday’s League One rivals Carlisle snapping him up on a free transfer over the summer.

And Simek has been a big hit with the United fans since making the switch, having helped the Cumbrians to second-place in the league table – making Saturday’s clash an early season top-of-the-table affair.

He’s also eased Carlisle fans’ frustrations as losing left-back Ian Harte to Championship side Reading over the summer thanks to his top-drawer showings for United.

But the familiar Hillsborough cries of ‘USA, USA’ will be few and very far between come 3pm on Saturday.

Simek will no doubt get a warm reception by Wednesdayites before kick-off, but that’s as far as it goes as Wednesday look to overcome their visitors to retain their spot at the top.