Vale of Lune head coach Paul Woodward admits he will have mixed emotions when his side travel to Liverpool St Helens on Saturday.
The Powderhouse Lane chief was a coach at Moss Lane for nine years but could help consign his former club to relegation with a victory.
The Merseyside outfit are third from bottom in North One West with three games of the season to go.
Woodward said: “After they lost at Leigh we can pretty much relegate them on Saturday.
“I’ve still got quite a few friends there. It’s going to be a funny, funny old experience.
“I’ll have mixed emotions. It’ll be emotional.”
But the head coach insists that won’t deviate from his side trying to end their season on a high after picking up their first win in four over Altrincham Kersal at Powderhouse Lane last time out.
He said: “The target we set was to win the last four games of the season and we started that last weekend.
“Everything I asked for on Saturday I got.
“It may be an odd one for me this weekend but I was pleased when we won last year and I’d be pleased if we won again.”
The 45-14 victory over the already relegated Kersal was one that pleased Woodward.
He said: “It was a good win.
“Altrincham Kersal aren’t a bad side and the scoreline probably doesn’t gibe a true reflection of their performance.
“But we had a game plan and stuck to it. I was impressed.
“It’s pretty much impossible now for us to get relegated. We needed that five point win and got it.”