Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray admits he is pleasantly surprised to see David Wheater still at the club.
Boro gave the centre-half permission to speak with Bolton last weekend, appearing to open the door for an imminent exit.
However, the 23-year-old has since returned to Teesside and will be in contention for a starting role against Bristol City on Saturday.
Mowbray is unsure as to how long Wheater will be sticking around at the Riverside Stadium, but insists he will have no qualms in using him while he is available.
He said: "I'm slightly surprised after the events leading up to last weekend. On Thursday and Friday of last week, I thought it looked imminent that David might have left the football club.
"But as in all transfers, there are generally at least three or four different parties who all need to agree on the scenario and in this particular scenario, one party particularly wasn't too enamoured and it didn't work, so we are back to the drawing board, really.
"As the coach, I just get on and make sure the players are in the right frame of mind. I will utilise him - he is contracted to the club - whenever we can."
Mowbray will also continue to monitor Mido's situation at Middlesbrough, with the Egyptian frontman having returned to England after ending his stay at Ajax.
There is still confusion as to who officially owns the 27-year-old striker, but Boro are happy to have him on board for now.
Mowbray said: "I will judge people as I find them, basically, in life and in football. I have spoken to other managers, and all the staff here who know Mido have got their own opinions.
"I have formed my own opinion over my conversation with him and the couple of days training I have had with him, and as we go on, I don't see a problem, really.
"If there is a problem, it's an easy one for me to solve. It's not as if there is any large amount of money changing hands or any contracts or anything like that.
"If in any way, shape or form Mido disrespects the environment, then he won't be coming in. But at the moment, he is working very hard and enjoying his time."