Shrewsbury midfielder Craig Disley suffered no reaction upon his return to the fold for the club's reserves on Wednesday.
Disley has seen a hip injury curtail his involvement with Town since their 4-0 triumph over Hereford in late November - the club's last victory due to a raft of postponements and a four-match winless streak.
But he returned to play over an hour in a 3-1 defeat at Preston.
Coach Mike Jackson told Town's official website: "It was good to see Craig back in action and he did well over the 67 minutes without any reaction to his outing."
Manager Graham Turner must now decide when Disley is ready to return to first-team action.