QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas insists he's got nothing to prove when he takes on Aston Villa at the weekend.
The former Spurs star returns to his former club for the first time on Saturday in a vital relegation six-pointer.
Jenas had a nightmare loan spell at Villa Park last season, making just three appearances before being ruled out for the rest of the campaign with an Achilles injury.
However, the 30-year-old is back to fitness and scored his first goal for his new club in last weekend's win against Sunderland following his January move to Loftus Road.
And Jenas insists his full focus is doing his best for QPR rather than proving his Villa doubters wrong.
He told the Chronicle : "I never feel I've got anything to prove when I face an old club. I know how good I am and have faith in my own ability.
"If you start going into games like that it takes away from your team, and I've always been a team player. I'll be concentrating on doing my job for QPR.
"I ruptured my Achilles in that spell which brought my stay to an end, which was unfortunate because it's a top club and I was enjoying my time there.
"I've got nothing but admiration for them. They treated me with the utmost respect and looked after me during that tough time.
"But I'll be going there with a professional head on to make sure we get a result out of the game."
Rangers remain bottom of the table despite recording back-to-back top-flight wins for the first time since 1995.
Harry Redknapp's side are four points adrift of Villa, who are just above the drop zone.
"It's a game we can't afford to lose," Jenas added.
"It's not the last game of the season, and there's plenty of time to go, but we've got to make sure we stay in touching distance.
"Villa Park is a very tough place to go, but we'll go there with a positive attitude. We've hit a little bit of form and have started to score goals."
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