Aldershot boss Terry Brown is thrilled to see Roscoe D'Sane back in action after more than a year out injured.
D'Sane has been sidelined with a knee problem for over a year
The striker, 25, came on as a second-half substitute for the reserves in their 2-1 defeat by Brighton.
"It's fantastic to have him back, but it's going to be a gradual process - we're not going to rush this," Brown told BBC Southern Counties Radio.
"He even missed an absolute sitter! He'd dispatch that normally, but everyone here enjoyed his cameo."
D'Sane, who has scored 24 goals in 51 Conference games, is expected to be given another run-out next week and gradually step up his return to full fitness.
In the meantime, Brown is continuing to scour the market for a new striker to boost his side¿s climb away from the foot of the Conference.