Geoff Horsfield has said he is not interested in coming out of retirement, despite scoring for Port Vale in a friendly match against Stone Dominoes.
Horsfield, who is first-team coach at Vale Park, played the first half of the 2-0 win against the non-league side.
"It's good to have a little run out and good to help out because we were short of numbers," he told BBC Radio Stoke.
"But I'm definitely not [coming out of retirement]. I just don't think my body could take a full season."
The 37-year-old continued: "It was just about helping numbers out because a lot of them played at Halifax on Tuesday.
"I've been sub a couple of times on our tour of America because a few of the lads getting injured.
"I'm still a way off fitness but it's nice to have a run out."
Lewis Haldane scored the other Vale goal as the League Two side continued their 100% record in pre-season.
Horsfield has taken a new role as first-team coach since Micky Adams' return in May, having been assistant manager in his first two years at Vale Park.
"I'm doing as much as I did as assistant, learning off [new assistant manager] Mark Grew and the gaffer as well," added Horsfield.
"They're fantastic teachers because they've been there and done it. I'm learning all the time."
Vale have two more matches left to play in pre-season, against Walsall and Biddulph, before opening the League Two campaign at home to Crawley on 6 August.