ASMIR Begovic is adamant he will put personal feelings to one side when Cherries take on Tony Pulis's West Brom today.

Stopper Begovic could make his competitive debut for the Dorset club against the manager who signed him for Stoke for a bargain £3.25million seven years ago.

The 30-year-old made more than 150 Premier League appearances for the Potters before moving to Chelsea – where he won the Premier League – and latterly Cherries.

Reflecting on his reunion with his former boss, Begovic said: “He hasn’t said anything, we won’t share too many words beforehand. We will have a glass of wine afterwards, though.

“Tony Pulis is a manager I respect a lot. He brought me to Stoke and gave me a big opportunity in the Premier League to prove myself and put me at that level.

“I owe him a lot. I have a really good relationship with him and his family.

“He is a great manager but, on the day, it is all about three points and we will put the personal feelings aside.

“Afterwards, I’m sure we will catch up."

Begovic won Stoke's player-of-the-year award for 2012-13, Pulis's final campaign in charge.