Blackpool boss Neil Critchley addresses transfer links with former Seasiders, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday striker
He rejoined the club on a permanent deal in 2020, and took his overall figures in Tangerine up to 26 goals in 166 games, before being released in the summer.
"Gary is still here at the club, he’s doing his rehabilitation with us, so I see him on a regular basis,” the Blackpool boss explained.
"I have a good relationship with him, but I can assure you, at this moment of time his focus is on getting himself fit and we want to help him to do that. There’s been no discussions about deals or contracts.
"He’s been out since February, and you’re always looking around 12 months for that type of injury, so he’s got quite a period of time to go yet before he’s back out on the grass.
"It’s not something we’ve discussed internally. It’s not been mentioned to me and I’ve not spoken to any one else at the football club about it.
"Gary is here doing his rehab and we want to help to get him fit- that’s it.”