Tade out to get one over on old club
St Johnstone striker Gregory Tade aims to prove he has become a better player since leaving Inverness when he returns tomorrow.
The Frenchman moved to Perth in the summer and remains insistent that it was a step up to a bigger club.
However, the 26-year-old is looking to ensure Caley fans are made aware of his improvement at high-flying Saints, who are second to Celtic at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League following their 2-1 win over Kilmarnock last week which equalled a club record of five straight top-flight wins which dated back to 1971.
Tade told Press Association Sport: "I don't think many people can argue with the fact that St Johnstone is a bigger club than Inverness. No disrespect to them, that's just the way it is and I am just glad I joined.
"The league table shows it is a bigger club. It is, there is no doubt.
"They are a well-established SPL club so it was only normal for me to try to better myself as a player and to see if I could handle the pressure.
"Inverness gave me a great opportunity, but you have to move on if you want a good career.
"You always have something to prove in this league, especially against your ex-employer.
"You need to do something to show them that you have improved and you moved to better yourself.
"So I am going to go up there and be as professional as I can and do as much as I can to win the game.
"I have a different employer now and I will give 100 per cent and cause as many problems as I can, score a goal if I can or set up a goal."
Tade joked that he might get punched when he meets up again with his former boss Terry Butcher.
"He was tremendous for me, I cannot forget that," said the former Raith Rovers player.
"He gave me the opportunity to express myself in the SPL.
"If he is bitter he never told me, but I don't think it is.
"I will shake his hand a crack a few jokes - maybe he will crack me in the jaw, I don't know, but I don't think so.
"Everybody was great to me there, Maurice Malpas as well, so I am looking forward to seeing them again."
Tade insists he was not worried when Saints were propping up the table going into the home game against champions Celtic in the middle of September, which they won 2-1 to kick-start their season.
He said: "We had a shaky start, but it was a case of when it was going to happen.
"We knew we had a good squad with loads of experience, players who had played down south, and we just knew that it was nothing to worry about.
"We had a load of new signings and we just needed time to gel as a team."