Alan Sheehan is looking forward to facing his former teammate Alan Judge when Notts County face Brentford this weekend.
Judge spent three impressive years at Meadow Lane before signing for Blackburn Rovers in the summer.
Having found game time limited at Ewood Park, the forward joined the Bees on loan and has played a key role in helping them continue their push for the Championship.
Sheehan remains good friends with Judge and is up for the test of keeping him quiet as the Magpies aim to maintain The Great Escape momentum at Griffin Park.
The left-back told the official site: “He’s a very good pal of mine and it’s the first time that we’ve come up against each other since he left.
“I’m not surprised that he’s gone to Brentford, because they’ve got big plans and they’ve signed a very good player.
“He deserves to be back in the Championship and I’m sure he’ll be back there when the time is right.
“He had some good times here and I’m relishing coming up against him, but we’ll be putting our friendship to one side for 90 minutes.
“We’ll have a laugh and a joke but tomorrow’s a massive game for us and we need to concentrate on ourselves.
“Hopefully it’ll be a good game and we’ll come out on top."
He continued: “After three wins in a week, the lads are upbeat and we can only go into the game with confidence.
“Brentford are up there for a reason and we’ve got to respect them and hopefully get something.”
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