Jonathan Greening is looking forward to returning to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The West Brom midfielder spent three years at The Riverside before he moved to the Hawthorns.
Greening is just one of a number of people at West Brom with Boro connections with team-mates James Morrison and Chris Brunt, as well as manager Tony Mowbray, all former players.
"There are quite a few of us with connections [to Boro]," he told Sky Sports News.
"I played over 100 games for them so it will be nice to go back up there. I had three great years and really enjoyed it.
"Gareth Southgate has got them playing really well and we went to Bolton and got a good result so we have to believe and if we play well we can beat anybody."
Mowbray is a real legend on Teesside, but he has looked to play down the significance of his return to Boro - he admits they are still the club he loves.
"I was born just outside of Middlesbrough and I have followed
them all of my life," he said.
"It is the club closest to my heart and I was at Boro for 10 years as a player.
"But that was a long time ago - in the mists of time really - and it is a hugely different club now from when I was there.
"We were based at Ayresome Park then and I never played at the Riverside Stadium.
"It isn't a game I relish more than the last Premier League game. It is another game where there is an opportunity to get three points and they all feel the same.
"I don't go back and get excited because it is Middlesbrough. There is no connection between the side and the team I played for other than the people following the club probably.
"I just hope it is me that is happy at the end of the game because we have got the three points - and they haven't."