David Button wants to show former club Charlton what they're missing and pile more misery onto the Championship strugglers when Brentford travel to The Valley tomorrow.
The Addicks, who met the Bees on the opening day of the season, have been in freefall in recent weeks and last tasted victory on November 8.
Their run of form led to Bob Peeters' sacking and he has been replaced by former Standard Liege boss Guy Luzon, who has picked up one point from his first three games in charge, leaving the south Londoners sitting three points above the relegation zone.
And Button, who made six appearances for Charlton in the 2012/13 season, is putting personal friendships aside to inflict more misery onto his former club.
He said: “It will be nice to see a few old friends but a game is a game and we want three points.
“It looks like there is stuff going on behind the scenes which is a little bit strange. You do feel for the staff and the players there who aren't getting the respect they deserve. They've got good people there and I'm sure they'll be fine.
“It was a frustrating year for me at Charlton. They'd had success the previous year and Ben Hamer, who is a very good keeper, was there so it was tough to displace him. It'll be nice to get a chance to show everyone there what I can do but I'm focused on Brentford now.
“They're on a bit of a bad run but they're likely to get a win at some point. We must make sure that's not against us.”
Brentford make the short trip across London under a cloud themselves with manager popular manager Mark Warburton set to be axed at the end of the season.
Button, though, is hoping that the Bees boss remains in the job and credits him and Simon Royce for developing him as a player.
He added: “Nobody really believes that the speculation is true but everyone loves him as a manager and a person. We're all focused at the job in hand and support him fully.
“I believe he picked me out as the signing [after Simon Moore left] and since he's taken over as manager and with him and Simon Royce I feel I am improving week by week.
“I love playing under him and feel relaxed and confident which is great for me and all the players.”
Warburton was full of praise for the goalkeeper, who he believes is among the best in the Championship.
The Bees boss said: "David Button in my mind is one of the top two keepers, if not the best keeper in the division. His distribution, shot stopping and command of his area is first-class.
"He's a great guy off the field with a great demeanour. He works hard and works tirelessly. The progress made by the likes of Button and Jack Bonham is a credit to Simon Royce."