Gary joined back up with former Middlesbrough team-mates from the 1986/87 season at the Riverside Stadium last week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their success.
Organised by the Middlesbrough Former Players Association, the event looked back on a season which saw Boro, managed by Bruce Rioch, bounce back from liquidation to win the first of two successive promotions.
Bruce Rioch told the MFC club website, ""It was a truly unique time and the fact that we are still gathering together now 30 years later tells you about the unique bond we forged at a time of overcoming great adversity.
"I've never forgotten what we faced and achieved, nor the special relationship we had between players and fans, and I never will."
The night helped to raise funds for the Middlesbrough Former Players Association, which helps ex-Boro players in their time of need.