Jermaine Beckford admits there is an added frustration about missing this weekend's game against Leeds United at Elland Road.
The striker spent five years at the Club and has fond memories of his time there, and though he would have liked to return this weekend, the player is hoping the lads on the pitch can continue their recent run of form.
"Don't get me wrong I want to play every single minute of every game but in the current circumstances it's frustrating and annoying but at the same time it's a good opportunity for the boys that we do have to showcase their talents and continue this good run that we've been on.
"I spent five of the best years of my life playing at Leeds, that's where I played with the most freedom and I was respected and appreciated quite a lot and that is something that will always stick with me.
"There are loads of Leeds connections in this dressing room, it's strange because when we went up, there was myself, Hunts, Killa, the gaffer and Snods and Dusty [Ian Miller] as well so it's a little bit strange if I'm honest.
"It's all part of football, we all have to evolve and move on and I had a great time there and I wish nothing but the best for the Club."
To hear more from Jermaine on this weekend's game and his progress with his recovery from injury., go to PNE PlayerHD by clicking on the video below.