Graham Westley insists he won't be gloating after watching his Preston team record a 4-1 win against his old club Stevenage.
Stuart Beavon put the Lilywhites ahead early on, and though Greg Tansey levelled matters, strikes from Jack King, Jeffrey Monakana and Nicky Wroe secured the points for the visitors.
Westley guided Boro to back-to-back promotions and into League One but jumped ship for North End in January and after a sticky start, he now has another team charging up the table. But after sinking Stevenage, who remain in third spot, Westley insists he got no extra satisfaction.
"I don't feel any malice towards Stevenage," he said. "Stevenage was a fantastic opportunity for me, we worked really hard together and achieved a great deal. So I don't feel particularly buoyant at winning here. I wish everyone here the very best, they gave me the opportunity to progress to what is unquestionably a bigger stage and I appreciate what they've done for me and I hope they appreciate what I did for them.
"We looked strong over the 90 minutes. Physically, we were on top of the game and some of the football we played was first class. The clinical aspect to our play was everything we would want it to be, and you can see we're progressing, and going in the right direction as a team.
"We wanted to come and dominate the game, play the better football, dominate possession and I think we did all of those."