The veteran midfielder will likely feature against his old side as the Bairns face the Jambos in Scottish Cup action. A big shock would secure a place in the last eight of the competition.
This game perhaps has special significance for Gomis. Hearts’ first signing following an exit from administration, Gomis went on to make over 50 appearances between 2014-16.
Hearts are bottom of the Premiership right now- and Gomis can’t believe it. The 34-year-old says that whilst he can’t understand their top flight misery, he wants to compound it in the cup.
“I was happy when I saw the draw,” said Gomis. “We knew we had a job to do against Arbroath before we faced Hearts. I had a great time and it was one of my best times in football.
“The way we played, winning promotion and we had a good squad. The year after we did well in the league, finishing third. I have good memories at Hearts. We did what we had to do.
“I’m surprised to see where they are now. Hearts are probably the third biggest team in Scotland. That’s football, things happen. I don’t know why they are in that position but hopefully they can kick on, after our game!
“We respect Hearts but we have nothing to fear. It’s going to be a good game. I’ve still got good memories of winning the Scottish Cup with Dundee United. The feeling to lift that cup and all the fans being happy.
“It was nearly ten years ago and the fans still speak about it. If you win it, you remember for the rest of your life. We need to take care of Hearts first, but it wold be good to get a good cup run.”