'Sir Les' is set to face us for his new club Leicester City in Sunday's Premiership encounter at the Walkers Stadium.
A tremendously popular player at Spurs, Les scored 33 goals in 97 league starts in five-and-a-half seasons at the Lane, a spell unfortunately hit by injuries.
The 36-year-old, who hit a stunning 41 goals in 67 league starts in his pomp at Newcastle United, is fit again after a knee problem.
"Les will be a very big threat," said first team coach Chris. "He had a wonderful time here and we've fond memories of him, he was very popular.
"I know he's still very much a big supporter of the club but this will be a game he'll wants to win. Of course, he wants to win every game but the fact it's against us adds a little.
"For me, he would be in the top group of strikers in the Premier League.
"You've got to hand it to him. It's very difficult, with the type of player he is. If I make a comparison with Teddy Sheringham, Teddy's a different type of player, a clever player who drops deeper and you look at him and see him playing until he's 37, 38.
"The way Les plays, such a dynamic player, generally those players are not playing in the Premiership at the age Les is. That is testament to Les and his character. It will be nice to see him again."
Chris Hughton doesn't hesitate to place Les Ferdinand in the top bracket of strikers in Premiership history.