Roy Keane praised his players after their narrow 1-0 friendly defeat to West Ham on Saturday.
Carlton Cole struck before half-time to seal victory for the Premier League side although Town came close to snatching a draw through Gareth McAuley and Tamas Priskin.
"It was a good workout," Keane told the club`s official website. "The game was played at a good tempo. West Ham played well but we had chances."
However, Keane did express concern about his side`s profligacy in front of goal against top level opposition after they lost by the same scoreline to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven earlier in pre-season.
"It was the same level as the PSV match," he said. "Like in that game we didn`t score so it`s an area we need to look at."