Enfield Town boss Gavin Macpherson saw a lot of promise in his side's 1-0 loss to the QPR Development squad on Saturday.

Town impressed in their first pre-season friendly of the summer, in blustery conditions, as a 300-plus crowd looked on.

And Macpherson got the chance to use plenty of his squad and some trialists as he changed the entire XI at half-time.

“To have 310 at a pre-season friendly is absolutely immense,” Macpherson told the club website.

“It’s everything I thought this club would be.

“We were always going to use the first two games to look at our work out of possession. It’s clear some of the lads are more atuned to going longer than we would like but that’s what we’re here for.

“We didn’t really have a cutting edge but you have to put that in context given we had no out-and-out centre-forward.

"To lose the game to a set-piece like that we’ll have work on, but there was a lot to be pleased about. Will we get better in certain aspects? Yes. Will the team show more of an identity during pre-season? Of course, because that’s how it works.”

Rhys Forster shone in goal, as Mickey Parcell made an eye-catching return to the club, setting up a good chance at one end and clearing a QPR effort off the line at the other.

Marcus Wyllie hit a post, before Joseph Adoje denied a Town trialist with a double save.

The only goal arrived on 68 minutes when Noah McCann burst forward to head past Adi Connolly at a corner.

Town take on Tottenham Hotspur U21s on Tuesday (July 18, 730pm) before hosting Bracknell Town on Saturday (July 22, 3pm).

And they have added a sixth friendly to their schedule with a trip to Combined Counties League Premier side Rayners Lane on August 1 (745pm).

Town will start the Isthmian League Premier Division season at home against Concord on August 12, before making trips to Potters Bar Town (August 15) and Folkestone Invicta (August 19).