Brentford stalwart Kevin O'Connor has praised the fans who turned up to his testimonial against Fulham on Wednesday evening.
More than 4,000 attended the clash with the Premiership outfit and they showed their class by winning 5-0 at Griffin Park.
Despite the loss, O'Connor, who made his debut for the Bees in 2000, believes it was a good workout for the squad ahead of their League One opener at Carlisle United on August 7.
He said: "I'm delighted 4,000 people turned up to support the game. I'm disappointed with the result but they are quality opposition. I felt really fit and could have kept going.
"We are one of the fittest teams in the league and the strength in depth in the squad is better than last year. We are making some good acquisitions.
"We finished ninth last year. We have to be positive but it is only our second season so we have to be cautious - but optimistic."