Morecambe striker Danny Carlton has a point to prove when he returns to Bury on Tuesday night.
Carlton left the Shakers by mutual consent in January, allowing him to become a free agent and rejoin Morecambe on a short-term deal.
And after just four games back with the Shrimps, the 27-year-old must return to the club where he spent a frustrating 18 months.
After being released by Carlisle in the summer of 2009, Carlton signed a two-year deal with Bury but suffered a serious injury just two games into the season.
And despite battling back to full fitness, he barely featured this term, making a total of two starts and 11 substitute appearances in his time at Gigg Lane.
"It wasn't the best," Carlton told skysports.com. "I went there with good intentions but straight away I had the unfortunate injury which kept me out for nine months.
"It's difficult to come back from a ruptured Achilles, it's a lot of hard work and rehabilitation, but I got through it. I came back pre-season and did OK, but the gaffer had brought a few players in and didn't see me as part of the squad.
"I'd say it was good for both parties to part ways, and luckily enough I've fallen on my feet at Morecambe. It was difficult to find a new club so I've got to thank everyone here for the opportunity."
Bury just missed out on last season's League Two play-offs but Saturday's 3-0 win at Hereford saw the Shakers climb to second.
Morecambe, meanwhile, took another step towards survival by beating Southend 2-1 to record a second straight win.
And after winning 2-0 at league leaders Chesterfield last week, Carlton is confident the Shrimps can dent Bury's automatic promotion hopes.
In their faces
"They're a footballing side and Ryan Lowe is in top form for them right now," he said.
"But the crowd can be quick to get on their back if things aren't going their way so we've got to get in their faces."
Carlton began his career at Morecambe and it was his late strike that won the 2007 Conference play-off final at Wembley, booking the club's place in the Football League for the first time since being formed in 1920.
Even while at Bury, Carlton still attended the occasional Morecambe game and is delighted to be back on a permanent basis.
"I know a lot of people round town from my first spell here - what happened at Wembley does help - and I came to watch as much as I could," he said.
"I've got a lot of friends here so it was always good to come back and it's even better to come back as a player. I feel like I'm getting back to the player I was when I was first here."