Guedioura relishing his return to Wolves with Nottingham Forest
ADLENE Guedioura insists friendship will count for nothing when he lines up against Wolves today.
The 27-year-old Algerian international spent two years at the Molineux club during their time in the Premier League, which was his first taste of English football after playing in Belgium and France.
The midfielder featured in three seasons in the top flight for Wolves, after making his debut against Liverpool in January 2010, before making the switch to the City Ground.
Guedioura initially joined the Reds on loan in January 2012 and played a key role in their successful fight against relegation last season.
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He then became the first signing of the new regime under the ownership of the Al Hasawi family, after signing a three-year contract.
But Guedioura admits he has not forgotten about his "special" time at Wolves and is still good friends with a lot of players at the club.
"With Wolves it was the first time I had played in England and the first time I had played in the Premier League. It was something I will never forget," he said.
"I still have a lot of friends there. When we have spare time and days off I go and see some of them like Steven Mouyokolo, Stephen Ward and George Elokobi.
"I went last week to see him (Elokobi) because he was injured last month and it was sad to see him on crutches.
"It is exciting (to go back) because I had great memories from there, it will be special for me.
"I was always close with the fans there so hopefully they will react well to me.
"It will be exciting to play against them, but when you are on the pitch you don't think about someone being a friend or not – you just want to win.
"Wolves was a big part of my career, but I have nothing to prove there with Forest, the only important thing is to get a good result there."
Guedioura says he would love a return to the Premier League with Forest, saying it is "something I miss", and also acknowledges there are a lot of similarities with his former and current club.
"Wolves is a kind of club that is similar to Forest in that they have new faces there," he said.
"It's a new manager and new players (at Wolves), so they need time to settle. That's similar for us because we have new players and that's why we are still improving game after game and why I think Wolves are also going to improve."