Brett Ormerod doesn’t want to have to pick a winner when Stanley host Blackpool this weekend.
The former striker began his senior career with the Reds, earning his first big move to Bloomfield Road in 1997.
In two spells with the Seasiders he became a legend, helping them to the Premier League and becoming the first player to score in all four divisions of English football in the process.
Media work now brings him back to the Wham Stadium regularly and he’s not sure how he’ll react to commentating on the two teams that proved most important in his career going head to head.
“It’s going to be mad,” laughed the 39-year-old. “I don’t know what I’ll do. I suppose it’s like two of your exes who you are very fond of having a fight! It’ll be bizarre for me but I’ve been looking forward to it. It’ll be a good game I think and I’ll take a draw.
“Every player probably has a favourite club that is really special to them and for me that’s Blackpool. I had a fantastic spell the first time before I left for Southampton and when I went back I remember saying that if I could half as good a time as the first time I’d be a happy man. As it turned out it was even better. It was stuff I couldn’t have dreamed of.
“It’s still the first result that I look for. But once I’ve seen it I always look for the Accrington result next. That will always be the case.”
Ormerod could see one of his old team mates turn out in unfamiliar colours for the game, with former Blackpool hero Gary Taylor-Fletcher having recently signed non-contract terms with Stanley.
“It might be weird for me but I reckon it’ll be even weirder for Fletch,” said Ormerod. “He was at Blackpool a long time and achieved great things with them.
“I never played a first team game against Blackpool myself, I think I played a reserve game against them for Preston. I was injured for the league game so I don’t know what it’s like to play against a former club. I certainly think it’ll be weird for Fletch if he’s involved though.”