Former Aberdeen team-mates Clark Robertson and Declan McManus will go head to head in the Fylde coast derby in England next season.
The Scotland under-21 internationals have found a new challenge in Lancashire after being released by Aberdeen at the end of last season.
McManus signed a three-year deal with Fleetwood Town last month, while Robertson joined rivals Blackpool earlier this week.
Robertson, who played only one minute for the Dons last season in an injury-hampered campaign, is looking forward to a fresh challenge at Bloomfield Road.
The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal, with an option for a third, and hopes to play his part in helping the Seasiders win promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking after their demotion to English football’s third tier last season.
Blackpool, who finished bottom of the Championship, were a club in disarray last term after a number of bitter disputes between supporters and owner Owen Oyston and chairman Karl Oyston.
A decision to remove a statue of former player Stan Mortensen, who scored a hat-trick in their 4-3 FA Cup final win against Bolton in 1953, did little to help build relations between the owners and the support.
Their final match of the season against Huddersfield was abandoned after a pitch invasion, while 17 first team players were released at the end of a miserable campaign.
New manager Neil McDonald faces a major rebuilding job but Robertson is confident the club is heading back in the right direction.
Robertson said: “My ambition coming through the youth system at Aberdeen was always to get down to England.
“I always wanted to try myself at this level and I saw no better place than Blackpool to do it. I had a bit of an up and down spell at Aberdeen over the last couple of years and did not play as much as I would have liked.
“As soon as Neil McDonald phoned this was the only place I wanted to come to.
“It is going to be a big challenge for everyone at the club so we have to stick together and see where it takes us.”
After 13 years with Aberdeen, Robertson acknowledged it may take time to get used to the change of scenery.
He added: “I had been at Aberdeen since I was eight years old. I came through the youth system there and made my debut when I was 16.
“I played 70 games there and got 11 caps for Scotland under-21s so it is a bit of a change to leave Aberdeen, but one that I am looking forward to.
“I am really excited to move to Blackpool as it is a big club with a good support. They have a good manager in place and a big stadium with good facilities.”
Fleetwood Town attacker McManus believes there will not be much difference in the standard of football from what he experienced at Pittodrie.
He said: “I’d say the Scottish Premiership is probably at the standard of the top of League 1 in England. It’s very similar.
“League 1 this season is hugely exciting. It looks as though it will be really competitive.
“The games against Blackpool will be great and the league will be stronger with the likes of Wigan in there now, so it should be good.
“To be stepping into these sorts of games in my first season is something which really excites me.
“Fleetwood are a club on the up and the sort of club I wanted to join.
“Aberdeen are probably the number two club in Scotland at the moment, since Rangers saw themselves relegated, so it wasn’t an easy decision to leave.
“But I wanted to come down south and test myself in a good league.
“I wouldn’t have come to England for just any club. It had to be the right one and Fleetwood ticked all the boxes of what I was looking for.”
McManus, who netted 23 times while on loan at Morton last season, has set himself the aim of hitting double figures in his first season with the Cod Army.
He said: “At the start of last season I set myself a target of 10 goals, so I’ll be doing that again.
“Last year I was lucky to pass that and then set new ones in my head, but double figures is always the aim.
“No one at Fleetwood got to double figures last season so it would be great if that was something I could reach.
“Once I get to 10 we will see how many games are left and go on from there.”