Former England international Francis Jeffers has joined up with Accrington Stanley for pre-season training.
The striker, who has previously played for Arsenal, Everton and Blackburn Rovers, was invited to train with the squad by manager John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell.
The 30-year-old was recently released by Motherwell and will use the opportunity to build up his fitness.
However Coleman has moved to distance the club with a move for the striker.
He said: "He's our friend and he's just here to do a bit of training with us. There's nothing more to it and it's not really a story."
Liverpool-born Jeffers made his début for Everton age 16 and 335 days and went onto score 20 goals in 60 games before an £8m move to Arsenal in 2001.
After an unsuccessful spell with the Gunners, he returned to Everton on loan before going onto play for Rangers, Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday and Australian side Newcastle United Jets.
He made his only full England international appearance against Australia in 2003, scoring a consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat.