Marcus Gayle still has fond memories of his two spells as a Brentford player.
The Jamaican international started his career at Griffin Park in 1988 and spent six years and 156 league appearances, at the club before moving to Wimbledon.
After seven years in south London he moved to Rangers and Watford before going back to Brentford, where he made another 30 appearances.
He left in 2006 and had seasons with Aldershot Town and AFC Wimbledon before hanging up his boots.
Gayle reflected: “The first spell was the tough one in terms of development and learning and making the breakthrough to men’s football.
“I’ll always remember that. In the second spell, I came back as a man after playing Premier League football and at the World Cup.
“I always wanted to come back and say thanks to the club and the fans for helping me get there. I wanted to give back to the club who have backed me all my life.”
Brentford fans had a memorable song for the 46-year-old, which boasted about his large, well you know where.
He said: “They’ve got songs. They’ve got songs. I don’t know about their songs. Who is to argue with that?
“It’s a bit embarrassing when you’re with your missus and your kids and that has happened. I think, even worse my Mum was with me one day and that song came out.
“I was like Mum, let’s not go that way and go the long way around to the car.”
Despite being left cringing at times, he still has fond memories of the club and is a season ticket holder as well as Bees Player commentator.
He said: “It’s a very hospitable club and fans remember me from my first spells when I’m seeing Dads of my age getting their kids to get my autograph.
“The kids are questioning why and they’re like he’s a good player. I know it’s not for the kid, it’s for the dad. Nothing has changed really.
“I’ve done this over 30 years ago. I still love this place and the interaction I have with the fans. Some of them are still here. That’s the place it is.
“It’s a warm place to come back to and be a part of. I’ve been doing the commentary and that’s been a good insight into a different part of the game and I share my views as an ex player and in my spell as a manager as to what’s going on in people’s minds.
“I love coming and watching the Brentford games. We’ll be renewing our season tickets.”