ROBBIE Simpson insists he's got nothing to prove ahead of facing his former club tomorrow.
The Oldham Atheltic striker lines up against Brentford for the first time when the sides go head to head at Boundary Park.
Simmo made 36 appearances during his season-long stint with the Bees, scoring eight goals, only to see any hope of a permanent move collapse after the sacking of Andy Scott .
And he admits there will be a bit of added spice playing against his pals.
He said: “I don't feel I have anything to prove to anyone at Brentford.
“I loved my time at the club and I still have a lot of affection for them but I'm an Oldham player now.
“We've been unbeaten since I arrived and we want to keep that up and climb the table.
“I've never played a competitive game against any of my former clubs before but I imagine there will be a bit of added spice.
“I never usually get nervous but I think I will the night before the game. It will be a surreal feeling playing against the lads who I was team-mates with only a few months ago.”
Simmo told the Chronicle back in January that he would've been open to a permanent switch to Griffin Park.
But he admits there was no chance of staying in TW8 after Scott was given the boot.
He added: “As soon as Andy Scott got sacked that blew the permanent move out of the water. Nicky Forster came in but didn't know whether he was going to get the job full-time.
“They took a while to appoint a manager and Uwe Rosler has come in with his own ideas. They never contacted me and vice versa.”
Simmo insists he has fond memories from his year in TW8, despite spending spells on the sidlines with injuries.
“My highlight was scoring the free-kick in the Carling Cup win against Hull,” he said.
“The atmosphere that night was electric. The win at Exeter in the JPT is also up there.
“Obviously the final was disappointing. Firstly, not making the squad but then the result and the mood among the lads afterwards.”
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