Ormerod: It's been emotional
Veteran striker Brett Ormerod says he will always regard Blackpool as a "special place" after being told he will not be offered a new contract.
The 35-year-old, who has scored in all four divisions of English football during his two stints with the Tangerines, is on the lookout for a new club this summer.
The well-travelled forward slipped down the pecking order during his final season at Bloomfield Road and spent a brief spell out on loan with Rochdale in League One earlier this year.
Manager Ian Holloway has elected not to take up the option to extend Ormerod's stay, although the club's official website has reported the forward will hold further talks with chairman Karl Oyston in the coming days.
Ormerod said: "I've had seven-and-a-half years over two spells and it couldn't have gone any better.
"Whatever the future holds, I'll always look back because it's always been my club. This is a special place for me and it is emotional speaking about it.
"I loved my first spell, I was here for four-and-a-half years and John Hills is still one of my best mates and John Murphy, who is now a coach, is one of the best strike partners that I've ever had.
"I always said when I came back that if I can have half as good a team as I did last time then I'd be delighted, but it's been unbelievably better."