Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng played his first game for Rayo Vallecano in their 2-2 pre-season friendly draw with Alcala on Saturday.
The experienced midfielder was handed a starting role by manager Paco Jemez in the game played at the Municipal El Val.
Boateng lasted the first 45 minutes of the club’s first pre-season friendly having resumed training six days ago.
Manager Paco Jemez used a completely different set of players at the start of the second half of the game that eventually ended in a 2-2 draw.
Boateng, 31, has high hopes of resurrecting his club career which took a massive dive after he joined English club Fulham at the start of the last European season.
The ex Getafe man could only manage three first team appearances for the Cottagers who went down at the end of last season’s English Premiership.