Striker Nick Chadwick jumped at the opportunity to make his return to Plymouth Argyle last week.
Chadwick, who joined the Pilgrims on loan from Stockport on Thursday, scored on his Home Park comeback in the 4-1 defeat of Northampton on Saturday.
The 29-year-old left Argyle in 2008 and has since watched on from a distance as the club have dropped through the divisions to lie bottom of the Football League pyramid.
"It would have been easy for me to sit at home in the north west with the missus and the little one over Christmas and play for Stockport County, and do everything I have got going on up there," he told the Plymouth Herald.
"But as soon as Romain (Larrieu, Plymouth player-coach) rang I couldn't resist the opportunity to come down and help the club.
"Whenever me and the old players get together, we chat in disbelief about the way it has gone. It's such a great club and for me to be able to come back and help - that's what I want to do."