Derby County striker Nathan Tyson is on course to return for Saturday's derby against former club Nottingham Forest.
Tyson, 29, has not played this term because of a groin injury.
But he came through 60 minutes of a behind-closed-doors game against Leicester City on Tuesday unscathed and scored in his side's 3-2 defeat.
Tyson, who infuriated Rams fans when playing for Forest with some over-exuberant celebrations following a fiery game, joined from Forest in June.
He was handed a two-game suspended ban and a £5,000 fine following the match in August 2009, which the Reds won 3-2.
Following the final whistle, Tyson ran across the pitch waving a corner flag.
He was confronted by Derby's players, and a large section of players and staff from both teams then become involved in a tussle.