Nathan Tyson thought Brentford presented a good test for the Chairboys as excitement grows for the start of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One season.
Wanderers were narrowly defeated 1-0 at the hands of the Bees, courtesy of a second half penalty from Marcus Forss, and overall the Wanderers forward was pleased with how the team fared against higher opposition for the second time in four days.
“I thought we did well. Obviously there are a few things that we need to iron out but it was a good test for us,” he said.
“I thought the tempo of this game was a lot higher than Saturday; they are a fantastic team who are well organised, youthful and energetic, and it is good practice for us to come against teams like that.
“We had a few chances ourselves, and I thought I should have buried one of mine but we’re dusting off the cobwebs still and we’re now looking to our next game on Saturday.”
Next up the Chairboys head to National League side Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday (k.o. 3pm) and Tyson says the game will present a different type of challenge for Wanderers.
“We want to go there full of confidence and to hit the back of the net would be fantastic for us.
“But again it will be another big test, this time going to a non-league ground where we don’t know what the surface is going to be like, especially after not much rain in recent weeks.
“It will be another good fitness exercise though, where we can continue to try and work on our shape as we build up to next season.”
With the team now three weeks into their preparations for the new campaign, match fitness will be one of the key requirements from the next three friendly fixtures.
The season opener at home to Blackpool is now just over two weeks away, and Tyson says the team can’t wait to get up and running.
“The mood in the camp is very positive where everyone can’t wait to get the season going.
“Training has been absolutely fantastic, the lads do look sharp but we may need to get our fitness up that little bit more and that is going to come with the pre-season fixtures coming up and we’re all raring to go.”