Kaid Mohamed says he is looking forward to making his first Whaddon Road return on Saturday.
The Welsh winger is on a season-long loan at Northampton Town from League One side Port Vale.
A popular player during his time in Gloucestershire, Mohamed helped the Robins reach the play-offs for two years in a row as well earning memorable FA Cup third round ties against Premier League clubs Tottenham and Everton.
It was his late header at Hereford United which took Cheltenham through to face David Moyes' Toffees side for a televised clash in January 2013. He left Cheltenham at the end of the 2012/13 campaign.
“I had a great two seasons at Cheltenham,” Mohamed said. “We got to the play-offs twice during the time I was there and I really enjoyed it.
“Mark Yates signed me and I got on really well with the manager. I haven't been back there since I left so I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of people this weekend.
“It's a good family club and I've got a lot of friends still there. They were good times.”
Mohamed, who is now 30, arrived in the summer of 2011, making the step up from non-league football. He went on to score 18 goals in 76 starts and 24 substitute appearances and it is a time he looks back on with fond memories.
“I signed there from Bath and I had a good two seasons under the manager,” he said. “In the first season we got to the play-off final and played Spurs at White Hart Lane.
“The second season we lost in the play-off semi-finals and of course lost to Northampton.
“It seems like most players don't like to go back to their old clubs but I had a good time there and I'm really looking forward to it.”