Ryan Woods is back fit and ready to go after an ankle injury curtailed the 2016/17 season.
The Brentford midfielder missed the last three games after slitting an artery in his ankle but the break has now done him the world of good and he is fit and firing ahead of the new campaign.
“It was a weird one that not many had seen before. I'd slit an artery in my ankle. It came at the right end of the season and I'm back fit and ready to go,” Woods said.
“I think I needed the break. I missed the last three games through injury. I was raring to go and I was looking forward to the start of the season.
“It was nice to blow some cobwebs away. Our team in the first half were disappointed. We're trying things out and we did ok.
“You could see our quality in the team in the second half and it looked easy in the end.
“It's just about getting back to competitive 90 minutes of football. It's always pleasing to have a nice victory.”
Brentford are in France this week and Woods sees pre-season as a necessary evil in order to prepare for the new campagin.
“It's been really tough since we've been back to be honest. We're looking forward to it now and getting a tough week out of the way,” he added.
“Pre-season is a footballers worst nightmare but it has to happen. You're learning new things on the pitch and you have to be the best you can off the pitch.”