Alan Judge knows he will have to adapt his style of play if he is to force his way back into the Brentford first team.
The Irishman has been out of action since April 2016 after a horrific Luke Hyam challenge left him with a compound leg fracture.
In Judge's absence, Brentford have had to adapt their style and his position, prior to the injury, is no longer used.
This means that Judge will have to adapt his game, as well as build up fitness in order to return to the first team.
"They (the B team) mirror what the first team do," Judge told the club's official website. "There's a whole load of new things for me.
“We have a new formation and the way the team plays, we don't play with a 10 anymore so I have to get used to playing in the number 8 position if I want to get back into the team.
"It was good. A lot of new things for me and there was a good intensity about the game, which was good for me. That's what I need."
Brentford will not rush Judge's return to full fitness and he felt he could have played an hour for the B team but is expected to get some more minutes next week with a gradual return to the first team expected.
He added: "I feel normal-ish. I played 45 minutes today and I came off thinking I could have done another 25 no problem, so it's good feeling like that.
“I know I'm going to be ready for another game next Thursday. Today, I felt really good.”
Judge marked his return to the B Team with a goal from the penalty spot and he joked about his record from 12 yards, having missed a few in recent seasons. He did, though, score from the spot the goal that secured Brentford's promotion to the Championship in 2014. The less said about his second penalty that day the better.
"No problem," he quipped. "I just had to make sure I didn't miss. I have a habit of doing that but I'm delighted. I just wanted to get a goal and anything else that brings the confidence on."