The Norwich defender will return to his old club Peterborough in the third round for his first competitive game there since leaving for Carrow Road last January.
And that pitches him against Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson, the boss who gave him his big break in the game.
Ferguson signed him from Grimsby while in the first of his two spells at London Road and Bennett admits he owes his Premier League status to the son of Manchester United manager Sir Alex.
Bennett said: "I owe more to him than the club. He was the one that gave me the opportunity to step up from League Two into the Championship. Working with him taught me a lot in terms of being a professional and as a person.
"He opened my eyes a lot to how hard you needed to work to be where you wanted to be.
"Then he left and we had a lot of different managers and things didn't really go my way. There was talk of me leaving because the (new) manager didn't really fancy me.
"That's football. Football is about opinions and his (Ferguson's) opinion is obviously quite high of me and I will thank him for that until the day I retire.
"When he came back, he showed faith in me again. It turned out to be one of the most successful times I've had in my career so far. I owe a lot to him."