BOVEY Tracey manager Ryan German is relishing the prospect of facing his former club as Elmore are the visitors to Mill Marsh Park on Saturday.
German managed the mid Devon club between April and August 2012 but decided to step down after a clash of football principles with then joint manager Pete Buckingham.
The Bovey boss insists he harbours no grudges towards his former club and is looking forward to meeting up with some of his former colleagues.
The two sides experienced differing fortunes on the opening day of the season with goals from Kai Fisher (2), Sam Dicken (2) and Tom Kelly firing Bovey to an emphatic 5-0 home win over Torpoint Athletic.
By contrast Elmore kick-started their campaign with a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Launceston.
But German is expecting a tough encounter and admits the result could go either way.
"Going up against your former club does make it a bit more special in a way," said German.
"But we will try and treat it like any other game. Of course I would love to win it but there are no hard feelings between me and Elmore. We will all have a drink afterwards.
"I have got no regrets leaving Elmore. When I got Pete Buckingham in as joint manager at Elmore I thought we were on the same page.
"But every coach has got a different way and we certainly clashed philosophy wise which didn't help the players. They didn't know what they were doing and it was only right that one of us stepped down.
"That is all in the past now and I am just delighted that we have built a really good team on a shoestring budget here at Bovey.
"Elmore will work hard, that is for sure. I wouldn't say we are favourites for the match, even though we are at home. It is a 50/50 call.
"If we can play like we did on Saturday and show the same clinical touch in front of goal then we have got a good chance. We are all looking forward to it."
Bovey have been boosted by the return of influential midfielder Lee Smythe who was unavailable for Tuesday night's goalless draw with Elburton Villa due to work commitments.
But Stuart Bowker is a doubt after he suffered a calf injury in Tuesday's stalemate.
"Lee is a massive player for us," added German. "I think he is one of the best players in the league and he will back on Saturday.
"We used all three substitutes on Tuesday night and so Stuart had to play on. We will assess him on Saturday morning."