Exeter Chief's centre Phil Dollman expects a tough challenge from his former club Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Challenge Cup.
The 26-year-old played 33 games for the Welsh side before moving to Exeter in the summer of 2009.
Despite being second from bottom of the Pro12, Newport are top of Exeter's group after two wins.
"They've got plenty of quality and the can put performances together, especially in Europe," Dollman said.
"It's something they can attack now. They're down in the league slightly, so they can use this as a momentum builder and see what they get from it."
The Dragons chalked up an impressive win at Perpignan in the last round of the competition and Dollman says they will look to build on that.
"I've seen some very good performances from them and that's something they're looking for now, that consistency.
"They've had a couple of good performances of late, especially in the Amlin which is such a tight group, they've got themselves in a great position beating Perpignan.
"We've got to try and match them head-on and try and take the game away from them, but they'll be looking to push on and get a victory down here," he told BBC Radio Devon.