CARLOS Edwards played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.
The right-back suffered a serious knee injury last September but came through unscathed as a Millwall XI drew 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon.
Edwards played the opening half as striker Alfie Pavey got the Lions' goal.
After his return to playing for the first time in ten months, Edwards, 36, told the club's official website: "It came to the point in pre-season where I had to get my first run out and give the knee a good test.
"It's really good to be back out playing with the guys and trying to get some minutes under my belt.
"We have had to go from step one to step two and progress from there. To get out of the treatment room is a relief because at the end of the day you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
"I went to see the surgeon and he was happy for me to start pre-season. I couldn't look back and here I am today."
Earlier, manager Neil Harris refused to be drawn on whether the defender would be offered a new deal.
Shaun Cummings looks set to start at right-back against Shrewsbury in the Sky Bet League One opener next Saturday, while Antigua and Barbuda international Mahlon Romeo has also featured in pre-season.