Williams was a regular in the Nottingham Forest midfield as Michael pushed through the ranks at the City Ground before joining us in January last year.
The Scottish international - capped five times - played 143 times for Forest before making the short trip to the Walkers Stadium. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s made 19 appearances for the Foxes this term including a first goal in the 2-1 Carling Cup defeat against Bolton.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to seeing Gareth again,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Ã¢â‚¬ËœDawsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ this week. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I played a number of games with him in my days at Forest.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be going around trying to kick everyone, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for sure, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a ball player and will try to make Leicester tick. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a danger with the ball at his feet and one to look out for.Ã¢â‚¬Â
HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s comfortable on the ball and always wants to get it down and try and play
Michael is well aware that Leicester will see SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s third round tie as the chance to kick-start what has been a disappointing campaign so far - they go into the game just outside the relegation zone.
The defender added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“People will no doubt say theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got nothing to lose and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got everything to lose.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We know it will be a tough game. Whatever league you are in, if you are struggling and you get paired in the FA Cup with a team higher than you it gives you the chance to kick-start your season.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“From our point of view, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll look to continue how weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been going and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll go up there confident after the wins against Newcastle and City.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Michael Dawson will bump into a former team-mate on his return to the East Midlands this weekend - and picks Gareth Williams as one to watch in Leicester CityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s line-up.