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Chris Coleman returns to Blackburn today insisting he has nothing to prove to the club he quit six years ago.

Coleman took a massive gamble by dropping into the Second Division to sign for Fulham under Kevin Keegan in 1997.

Though many doubted his decision at the time, Coleman feels that he has already proved his critics wrong.

Coleman now returns to Ewood Park as a manager, but is adamant he has already justified his decision to leave the club to join Mohamed Al Fayed’s Fulham revolution.

Coleman said: “I think that once we got to the Premiership then I had obviously made the right decision to join Fulham.

“I’m doing something totally different now as I’m managing instead of playing, but I think when we got into the Premiership and I was a player the decision proved to be a good one.

“I can’t say that winning at Blackburn will be extra special just because I played for them. But it will be special if we win because they are a top team and to get three points would be fantastic.”