Port Vale took the chance to look at a trio of trialists in their reserve match against Burton on Wednesday.
And one of those under scrutiny, Dominic Dell, scored the only goal of the game with a classy finish from the edge of the area after 70 minutes.
It was the forward's first run out for Vale's second string since being released by Wolves.
The other trialists were Irish midfielder Gary O'Neill, who has also come from Wolves, and big central defender Ejiro Okosieme, who is surplus to requirements at Middlesbrough.
Defender Joe Davis and winger Ryan Lloyd, both of whom came through the academy at the Burslem club, were the only two players to feature against Burton with any first-team experience.