Sean Davis, the Portsmouth midfielder, has admitted that he would be heartbroken if he was to send Fulham spinning out of the Premier League, seven years after scoring the goal to take them up.

Davis led Fulham from the old Division Three back to the top flight and is the only player in Premier League history to have played for the same club in all four divisions.

The former Tottenham player, who scored the last-minute goal that earned Fulham promotion at Sheffield Wednesday in April 2001, will face his old club at Fratton Park on Sunday knowing a Portsmouth win is likely to consign Roy Hodgson’s side to relegation.

Davis said: “There are no mixed emotions for me because I really hope Fulham stay up, but I have to give 100 per cent for Portsmouth. It is a shame it has come to this situation because we fought so hard to get promoted and I will be gutted if they get relegated.

“All the players I played with have moved on but I know Simon Davies and Paul Konchesky well. It will be horrible if I end up relegating my mates.”

He added: “Thankfully I have never experienced relegation. I was down there when I first joined Portsmouth and we were second from bottom but somehow managed to escape.”

Davis, who will be competing for a place in Portsmouth’s line-up for next weekend’s FA Cup final with Cardiff.

Davis, fighting for a new contract at Fratton Park, joked: “I think I might have to score a hat-trick and get two or three assists to get picked for the final.I will give it my best shot because I would love to get on the pitch at Wembley.”