Dan Gosling has insisted that he does NOT have a point to prove against Newcastle United.
The Bournemouth midfielder will face his old club at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday.
Gosling, signed from Everton in the summer of 2010, left St James's Park last year after an injury-hit three years at St James's Park.
The 25-year-old – who helped Bournemouth win the Championship last season – feels his "face never fitted" at Newcastle.
Speaking to the Daily Echo, he said: “I’ve probably forgotten about my time at Newcastle, to be honest. I made some good friends, if that means anything, but it wasn’t the greatest time.
“What I do know is that I gave everything every day for the club and that the odd time I did play, I felt like I played well.
“I just think my face never fitted.
“The management has changed there now and it’s a different set of staff altogether."
Gosling went on: "I’m not out to show them that I’m a good player, I’m out there to help Bournemouth get three points, whether that’s Newcastle or any other team. It’s as simple as that.
“I got on with all the lads, so it will be nice to see a few people and staff members that are still there, but ultimately, it’s a massive game.
“We need to win and they need to win so, if I am selected, it would be a great game to be involved in.”