Dean Ashton was grateful to West Ham United fans for their warm welcome last week.
"It's nice to come back, it's always a special place for me," he told West Ham TV. "The crowd have been fantastic to me, when I was playing and also since I finished. That's great for me and it makes me feel good, obviously."
After hearing his name ring around the Boleyn Ground during a half-time interview, Ashton was reminded of exactly what he's missing.
"That's what you miss from when you're playing - playing in front of all the fans and getting their reactions when you score and when you play well."