Liam Rosenior treasures his four years at Craven Cottage as some of the happiest of his career, but the Hull City defender says he won’t hesitate to help his side plunge Fulham deeper into relegation trouble this afternoon at the KC Stadium.

Rosenior enjoyed a meteoric rise after Chris Coleman took him from Bristol City to Fulham in 2003, making his debut against Manchester United, playing 93 games in four years at the club and representing England at under-21 level. He has an even more special connections with the club as he father was a cult hero at the Cottage and could line up against Fulham for only the second time since leaving the Cottagers in 2007.

It is always nice to play against your old team. But I want to play in any game. It doesn’t matter who it is against. Having said that, the main thing is how the team does. We have to get three points off Fulham.

Of course, they are a special club to me. They always will be. But they won’t be so special to me come Saturday afternoon. Fulham was a good time in my career. There were a lot of good players there and I also made my debut in the Premier League for Fulham.

I see the two clubs (City and Fulham) as being similar, in terms of size and things like that. Fulham have done so well to stay in the Premier League for so long and I would love to play against them. But I am here now and I want to do a good job for Hull.