Aaron Hughes admits sentiment will go out the window when he faces Fulham today.
The Northern Irishman made 250 appearances during his six-year stay with the Whites, but quit the club in January for west London rivals QPR.
Hughes joined Brighton in the summer and could line up against his former employers when the Cottagers visit the Amex this afternoon.
However, the 35-year-old says there’s no hard feelings over his Fulham exit, despite being deemed surplus to requirements.
He said: “I went to QPR for the last six months of the season to try and get first-team football. It happened very quickly.
“I had a brilliant time at Fulham. It was fantastic and I was very sad to leave because it was an end to an era for me. That’s football.
“Sentiment will go out the window for 90 minutes, but that doesn’t change the last six years and the experiences I had there.
“If you look at the period they had and their time in the Premier League the memories are fantastic, so it’s a shame how things turned out. Hopefully they can get back to where they were.”