Spalding United boss Pat Rayment is happy for prolific striker Andrew Tidswell to keep control of his return from a career-threatening condition.
Tidswell fired a hat-trick in Thursday’s 3-0 pre-season win at Yaxley.
Rayment said: “He’s in control of his body while getting over this condition.
“But he scores goals and he’s such a clever player as well with his movement off the ball. Prior to working with him I didn’t know how good he is.
“It’s no surprise that Lincoln City looked at him last season. If he had played the whole season he would have scored 60 or 70 goals.
“He got a hat-trick at Yaxley and overall we played very well. We looked sharp and carried on from training well on Tuesday.”
Spalding are back in action on Saturday at Deeping Rangers but the Tulips will be without Michael Duggan, Nathan Stainfield, Adam Jackson, Michael Leary and Lewis McKue due to unavailability.
Meanwhile, midfielder Lewis Webb has been named player-coach.
Rayment said: “He’s a very strong and bubbly character. I think the added responsibility will benefit him all round.”