Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez insists he has no quarrel with Heidar Helguson ahead of his return to Craven Cottage.
The Iceland international was allowed to leave the west London club over the summer and will be pushing for a starting position with new club Bolton on Wednesday night.
In his two years at Craven Cottage Helguson scored only 11 goals in 57 league appearances.
Sanchez took the decision to let him move to Lancashire after bringing in new frontmen David Healy and Diomansy Kamara.
But he claims there will be no hard feelings when the pair come face to face.
“There is no gripe against him, he did well during his time at the club,” Sanchez said.
“My feeling was that someone wanted him, and could I reinvest the money better?
“He and Michael Brown were the only players other clubs wanted and we made a decision they could go.
“Heidar is in his 30s, as is Michael, and we looked at the money offered in comparison to how long was left on contracts.
“Heidar has no point to prove to me – but when you go back to your old club you always want to leave your mark.”
New signing Healy has already proved his critics wrong since making a switch from Leeds.
He has had to deal with questions over whether he can cut it in the Barclays Premier League, but he made the perfect start on Sunday as he scored within 50 seconds of his debut at Arsenal.
However, Sanchez has told all of his players they are fighting for their future at the club.
He added: “David scored with his second touch in the Premier League. He kicked off, and then scored.
“It is a big season for all the players we have brought in. We have had a lot of change over the summer, and we probably will next summer too.
“It was interesting to see that 11 players scored last weekend who were making their debuts.
“I think that is the general way in football now. It is about changing personnel fairly regularly.”