Carl Magnay is getting ever closer to a full return to action for Hartlepool United.
The defender took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly for Pools in Durham today.
Magnay played 45 minutes for a Pools XI against Nike Academy at Maiden Castle.
It was a welcome return for the 28-year-old who has spent the last six months out of action with a serious knee injury.
The afternoon also proved a good one for two first team squad men who have been reduced to spectator roles for the last couple of games.
Attacking midfielder Josh Hawkes scored a hat-trick, with Louis Rooney, on loan from Plymouth for the rest of the season, getting the other goal.