Ross County goalkeeper Antonio Reguero is set to experience the Highland derby from the other side when the Staggies take on Caley Thistle at Dingwall tomorrow.
Reguero enjoyed a successful year-long stint with Inverness after joining in 2012, before leaving for Kilmarnock.
However, the Spaniard found game-time at Rugby Park hard to come by and returned to the Highlands in the summer to join County.
Now he is hoping to thwart his former side in the New Year’s Day game.
But the 32-year-old bears no ill-feelings towards the Caley Jags and fondly recalls his time there.
He said: “If I play it will be my first game against Inverness. There is pressure but it won’t be strange. I’m playing for Ross County now and I’m really happy.
“I’m looking forward to playing against my old team-mates.
“The majority of players I played with are still there. It will be good.
“One of the main reasons they have done well is they have been playing together for three or four years. They’re a compact team.
“I remember the atmosphere in the dressing-room was really good. There are good people at the club.
“It’s almost the same here, we have a really good dressing-room.
“We have a few new players and we are maybe still working out how to play as a team.
“If I’m to compare the clubs I’ve played for in Scotland, Kilmarnock is a bigger club in terms of its history, but I can compare Ross County and Caley Thistle.
“They are similar teams and they have both always treated me very well. I don’t have a complaint with anyone.”
Reguero is back in the County starting line-up, having lost his place to Mark Brown earlier in the season.
The former Real Madrid youth player is pleased to be back and, after picking up his first clean sheet of the campaign in Saturday’s impressive 0-0 draw against Celtic, Reguero is determined for more to follow.
He added: “I enjoy it a lot. When I was dropped, all in my mind was just getting the number one jersey back again. I was trying to work hard in that time and now I’m playing and enjoying it.
“I just have to keep going, and trying to pick points up in every match. I have to just keep working hard.”