Toumani Diagouraga may have been wearing the blue of Ipswich but he still carries Brentford in his heart.
The Frenchman spent six years with the Bees before leaving for Leeds last year, making his debut for the Yorkshire side a day later, ironically at Griffin Park.
However, he fell out of favour under Garry Monk and joined the Tractor Boys on loan and came off the bench in Saturday's 1-1 draw.
Diagouraga, who went in the away end at Rotherham when the Bees played there last season after his move to Leeds, was given a positive reception by the Brentford fans when he came on and at the end of the game and the midfielder paid tribute to the supporters.
“The fans have always been good to me and I've always had a lot of time and love for the club,” he said.
“It's nice to see my old team-mates again. It was a good game. I think Brentford had the better chances today and were the better team. It was a good point for us.
“I always check their scores. I talk to some of the boys so I know what's going on.”
Diagouraga had a difficult six months after falling out of favour with Monk but he considers it part and parcel of football.
He added: “It's just football. I got signed by a manger that liked me. I went there and did well, scoring a few goals.
“Then a new manager came in. It happened at Brentford when Warburton took over and I went to Portsmouth. You can't please everyone.”
On his spell at Ipswich, Diagouraga explained: “I'm happy here and playing. It was a difficult six months and it was important to play and I'm enjoying myself.”
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