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Coming up against former favourites is always tough, and tomorrow will be no exception for Craig Bellamy and Melbourne Storm as they prepare to face Josh Addo-Carr’s Bulldogs.

Returning to AAMI Park for the first time since departing Storm at the end of 2021, Addo-Carr will be back on the field where he dominated the wing in purple, only this time he will be in different colours.

Storm Coach Craig Bellamy acknowledged the flying winger’s impact during his time in Melbourne but insisted his side will be doing everything they can to make the going tough for his return on Sunday.

“He’s obviously one of our favourite guys here. He has been for years and he did a great job for us here. But for the 80 minutes tomorrow he’s on the other side,” Bellamy said.

“We’ll talk to him before and after, but during hopefully we can make it a tough afternoon for JAC (Josh Addo-Carr) and the Bulldogs.

“We do miss him without a doubt. He added a lot to our club, obviously on the field but also off the field as well.

“We’ve always wished him all the best and we still feel that except for the 80 minutes tomorrow.”

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