Nahki Wells watched his Huddersfield Town teammates maintained their 100% pre-season winning run with a pleasing 3-1 away win a League One side Bury FC.
Goals from summer recruits Steve Mounie and Tom Ince overturned former Town old-boy Jermaine Beckford’s early second-half strike before Elias Kachunga coolly converted a late penalty.
And it was enjoyed by 2,005 travelling Town fans in a crowd of 3,306.
With almost a month still to go until the club’s inaugural Premier League campaign, David Wagner’s team was one of balance between building fitness and protecting against any potential long-term spells on the sidelines.
It meant a total of nine first-team regulars were absent - Tommy Smith (foot), Jon Gorenc Stankovic (ACL) and Michael Hefele (Achilles) were joined on the sidelines by goalkeeper Joel Coleman (knock), Joe Lolley (groin) and Wells (ankle).
There was also no place for Mark Hudson, who was on a coaching course, new signing Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen, who was attending his sister’s wedding and Aaron Mooy, who was still on extended leave after his participation in the Confederations Cup.