Bury manager Richie Barker was pleased to see his players get minutes under their belts in a friendly match against Burnley.
Barker stated the Shakers' quality on the ball must improve following Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat.
The Shakers held their own against Eddie Howe's npower Championship outfit for long periods at Gigg Lane, with skipper Steven Schumacher passing up a clear chance in each half.
That left the game goalless heading into the final 10 minutes, when Clarets forward Danny Ings collected Keith Treacy's through ball and produced an assured finish to settle matters.
"I am quite pleased. There were plenty of positives - firstly the fact that some of them got 60 and some of them got 70 minutes is the most many of them have played (in pre-season)," said Barker.
"There were one or two tired legs at half-time, but you only get your fitness by pushing through that tiredness. So in terms of that I was pleased.
"Some of the football I was quite pleased with (but) some of our ball retention was poor at times. Some of that is from a little bit of rustiness, but also it's all just a little bit alien to them at the minute so we we'll get through that pretty quickly."