Guernsey FC's record goalscorer Ross Allen will not start matches until he is 'mentally and physically ready', according to boss Tony Vance.
Allen, who played the final 10 minutes of the last month, having been out for three-and-a-half months.
"He's still a good three or four weeks away from earning the right to start a game," Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey.
"We've got to get him mentally ready and physically ready to start games."
Allen scored eight goals in seven games at the beginning of the season before being sidelined by a knee injury, but the Green Lions have bounced back from an awful run of form to win three of their last four matches.
"The lads at the moment are doing pretty well," Vance said.
"We've managed to start looking like a team again, looking like a group together and looking like we had some confidence."
Guernsey host Corinthian Casuals in the Isthmian League Division One South on Saturday, their first game of 2015 after last week's
"When you take a break, be it for injuries or the bad weather, then it can halt your tracks a little bit," Vance added.
"But hopefully the break will have done us a little bit of good, it's allowed a few more players to come back and be fit and we're now in a position where we're picking the squad, rather than the squad picking itself, which is a great position to be in."