RYAN DICKSON is desperate to show Darlington what they're missing tomorrow.
Brentford will clinch promotion with victory at the Darlington Arena, but if the left-back had not been so smart in sticking with the Bees he could've been facing the League Two leaders instead.
The 22-year-old agreed terms with The Quakers in January last year, only to turn his back on the deal at the eleventh hour and sign permanently for Brentford instead.
Dickson had spent two months on loan at Griffin Park from Plymouth Argyle, and made his debut in a 2-0 defeat against Darlo in November 2007.
But now he's hell-bent on getting one over on the side he was set to join, while clinching promotion to League One.
He said: "I went up there and had a look around and had a medical. I agreed terms, but I couldn't see myself living there.
"I had a sinking feeling about moving there, and it wasn't really for me. It was a good offer and would've been a good club to join at the time.
"I had a good spell on loan at Brentford, and I just wanted to come back when I was up there.
"It's proved to be the right decision. The crowd's have really picked up here, and if we can keep that up hopefully the club will financially be in a better position. Darlington have a massive stadium, but financially they're struggling now.
"Last year, when I first joined Brentford we got done twice by them. We weren't up to scratch at their place, but hopefully we can go there this time and turn them over."
Andy Scott's side missed the chance to seal promotion as they crashed 3-1 at Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday night.
But Dickson has backed his team-mates to produce the goods in the north-east.
"It would've been nice to go to Dagenham and clinch promotion, but we didn't match their effort and commitment," he said.
"I'm confident we'll bounce back. Going to Darlington, it will be a match between two teams who want to play football.
"But we've got nothing to be scared of. They're not as good a football team as we are, so hopefully we can go there and finish the job."