Barry Ferguson is back at Blackpool.
The 34-year-old played six times at Fleetwood Town during a two-month loan spell after Ian Holloway claimed the former skipper wasn’t happy being a squad player at Bloomfield Road.
Ferguson was due back at Squires Gate for training today, although his future remains uncertain.
Pool boss Michael Appleton has held talks with the former Scotland captain and further discussions were planned for today about what’s best for both parties.
Appleton confirmed: “Barry is back in with us on Thursday. Whether he has much involvement with the first team, we’ll have to see.
“We have a lot of players coming back to add to our already huge squad.”
Ferguson will be joined at Squires Gate by Tom Barkhuizen, Louis Almond and Adda Djeziri, all of whom have just ended loan spells away from the club – striker Barkhuizen was also at Highbury, where he made 14 appearances and scored once.
Appleton added: “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only a small group of players who can effect the first team.
“If the players coming back can’t make an impact on the first team, then they won’t be having much involvement.”