Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden has edged closer to a return after making a full appearance for the reserves on Wednesday.
The American has been out of action since suffering a serious knee injury sustained in a game against Manchester United in March.
The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in a 3-3 draw that also featured new signings David N'Gog and Gael Kakuta.
It was Holden's third run-out for the second string as he continues his recovery for Owen Coyle's side.
The news will come as a welcome relief for Trotters fans who have seen their club lose their last three Premier League games following the opening day 4-0 win at QPR.
Reserve team boss John Henry told the club's website: "Obviously Stuart has come through 90 minutes which is extremely satisfying and more good news for the gaffer."
Bolton have been decimated by injuries this year, after losing Chung-Yong Lee and Tyrone Mears to broken legs in pre-season.
The fixture list does not get easier for the Lancashire club, who face Norwich, Arsenal and Chelsea in their next three Premier League matches.