Michael Owen is relishing the prospect of facing former club the Dragons following his successful debut for Saracens.
The former Wales captain marked his first game with a try against Western Force and is hoping to continue his good form when Saracens travel to France to face Toulon on Wednesday and then make the trip down the M4 to face the Dragons.
Owen spent five years at Rodney Parade before making the move to North London this summer and the former Wales and Lions captain is excited by the prospect of running out against his old team mates.
"I've got a lot of good friends there and I really enjoyed my time at the Dragons so I am looking forward to the chance of playing at Rodney Parade," he admitted.
"Hopefully I'll be selected for that game because it should be a good match and I'm keen to get as much game time under my belt as possible before the start of the season."
Owen scored the opening try of the 19-10 victory over Western Force as he got his first run out in Saracens colours.
"I really enjoyed it," he added. "There are still a few things we need to work on and we've got the games this week to do that but we also showed what we are capable of on Friday.
“We scored a great try in the second half and the boys are really excited about how we want to play the game this season.
“Clearly, we still need to get a bit more consistency in our play and also making sure we retain possession a lot better, but there were lots of positives from the game to take into this week.
"It was certainly a very open game and they were very good in the contact area and that is something we are going to have to work on.
"It's always a bit different adjusting to games but the hard work we've been doing in pre-season and the effort and the players and strength and conditioning staff is paying off.
“Things are really starting to build up now. There is a lot of anticipation among the squad and while we know there is still work to do, everyone is starting to look forward to that game against Harlequins on the opening day of the season."