ANDRE Gray doesn't expect to be on the end of boos at Turf Moor this weekend and insists he holds 'no grudges' over his Burnley departure.

The striker left the Clarets for Watford in an £18million deal a year ago, but on his first return to Turf Moor last season he was jeered by the home fans.

But Gray believes he might be in for a different reception on Sunday after the Clarets earned bragging rights over the Hornets last season with their seventh place finish.

"It's expected but it's part and parcel. Probably they won't now because they're in Europe, I don't think they can be as bitter now, they ended up higher than us unfortunately," Gray said.

"I don't hold any grudges, it's just football. I had a great time there and I've got a lot of love for the club, they got me to where I wanted to be and playing in the Premier League."

Gray left Burnley after one season in the Premier League and with a year remaining on his contract, but he felt it was the right time to go.

"I felt like it was the right time to leave. It's easy to speak in hindsight but I'm glad I'm here and I'm happy here," he said of the move to Watford.

"It came around for a reason and I took it. That's the way it is, it's football."