The 24-year-old was present at the Cherries’ pre-season friendly at his old club Havant & Waterlooville, and said it was good to reunite with some old friends.
He told Cherries Player, “The result wasn’t what we wanted but it’s nice to be back, see some old faces and thank them for their support.
“I left Brighton and went straight to the Conference South, and to play games after getting injured meant everything to my confidence. I owe a lot of credit to the teams I was at.”
Fogden is making good progress from his injury and his positive about the new season after watching some of the pre-season friendlies.
“It’s going well and I’m definitely progressing. I’ve got to wait to see the surgeon on the 24th of August before I can get the all clear for contact training, but I’m already running and doing ball work.
“The boys look sharp and what I’ve seen so far they look good and hopefully we’ll be sharp come the start of the season.”
A number of development players have been introduced in pre-season, and Fogden stressed the importance of young players integrating with the first eleven.
He added, “For the young players to come on in the second-half and get some game time against a good standard is great for them.”