Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson says he is impressed by the efforts of recent signing Michael Woods as he looks to win a first-team place.
The 21-year-old midfielder arrived on non-contract terms in February and featured in Yeovil's Somerset Premier Cup defeat by Clevedon on Tuesday.
Johnson told BBC Somerset: "It was very important for him (to play), he's been a long time out of the game."
He also said Steve MacLean's proposed move to Cheltenham was now unlikely.
"To me it looks dead now, it's been two or three days (without contact)," Johnson said of the striker's chances of joining the Robins.
"Steve is left disappointed but we haven't heard anymore. We've left messages with the manager at Cheltenham but he must be busy."
But Johnson was upbeat over former Chelsea player Woods' appearance, adding: "I was pleased he was making breaks and runs in the 90th minute.
"It was good that he knew that he had to put in a bit of a workrate for himself, that was important."
Woods began his career at Leeds before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2006, with Chelsea subsequently paying £5m in compensation for taking him and Tom Taiwo from Elland Road.
The midfielder made his first-team debut for the Blues at the age of 16, but had not made an appearance since the 2006-07 campaign.