PAUL Carden says he was pleased with the run-out his Warrington Town side got against Tranmere Rovers last night.

Yellows were beaten 2-0 by the newly-promoted League Two side at Cantilever Park, but acquitted themselves well against professional opponents.

Report: Yellows 0 Tranmere 2

Carden was particularly pleased with how his side competed physically against a side who are further advanced in their pre-season preparations than Town.

"I don’t like losing, no matter who it’s against, but they are a side who’s just won promotion to League Two so they are going to be good," he said.

"They’re going to be fit and organised, but at times in the first half we broke them down and played some really good stuff. We should have scored.

"Overall, in the scheme of things, we’ve got to be happy with what we’ve seen.

"We gave a good account of ourselves and it was a good, fair game. It was well contested and played in the right way.

"A few of their lads will know they have been in a game.

"A lot of the players have had half a game, so to come and compete physically with Tranmere, who have probably been in three weeks longer than we have, I was delighted with what we showed.

"It is hard, but at times in the first half we kept the ball and defended with the ball."

Carden also confirmed that former loanee Mitch Duggan, who has featured in both of Yellows' pre-season games so far, has been signed on for the season.