Nigel Clough insists there will be no sentiment tonight when he takes his Derby side to local rivals Nottingham Forest for their FA Cup fourth-round replay.
The former Forest forward, who also supported the club as a youngster, made 311 appearances for the red half of Nottingham during almost a decade at the club.
His legendary father, Brian, also managed both clubs during his illustrious career.
He said: "Of course it is always nice, in some ways, to go back. Although it won’t be very nice if we lose.
"I have fond memories of Nottingham Forest but they are a million miles away, they really are. They seem a lifetime away and they are confined to the past now.
"It is a special place to me having been a supporter for nine or 10 years and then playing for the club for the same amount of time."