It was another case of a job well done for West Ham United after their 3-0 win at Boreham Wood in their latest pre-season match, according to assistant manager Neil McDonald.

The Hammers began to ease away from their Conference South hosts with two goals in 60 seconds around the 20 minute mark - the first coming from Ravel Morrison, with that strike quickly followed by a Ricardo Vaz Te header.

Kevin Nolan's shot on the turn then made it 3-0 late on and McDonald was delighted to continue a positive start to pre-season.

Wednesday's victory came on the back of a 6-2 win at Cork City on Sunday and McDonald believes having matches so soon after the start of pre-season training helps to focus the players' minds.

"It was a good workout," he explained. "Two sets of 45 minutes for the players, which was great and no injuries, which is even better.

"We scored some good goals as well, so we're on track to where we want to be. We've just come back from Cork, we had a good week there, the boys have been getting their fitness up and that certainly showed on Wednesday.

"I thought we were dominant, we passed the ball really well and moved it on with a bit of tempo, more so than we did on Sunday, so that's encouraging. We were nice and tight too, so all in all it's a good start to pre-season and it gives everybody lots of confidence to try and push on.

"Games always focus the mind a little more because there's a little bit on it,

"With all due respect to them, we're playing teams who maybe don't move the ball on or have better touches than us, but we've got to make sure we get our touch right, we move it on and don't get ourselves in trouble."

New arrivals Adrian, Razvan Rat and Danny Whitehead all played 45 minutes at Meadow Park and McDonald is pleased with how the trio are integrating into the squad.

"They've all settled in really well," he added. "Last week in Cork and now this week back here.

"We switched the teams around again from Cork to try and get a different balance and dynamic between everybody else and everyone's settled in really, really well."

Hammers youngster Pelly Ruddock, who joined the Club last year from Boreham Wood, captained the team in the opening period and McDonald has been impressed with his progress.

He said: "Pelly Ruddock led the team out and that was nice for him. He's developed into a decent player since he came from Boreham Wood last year.

"Everyone can see a difference, he's much stronger, much more comfortable on the ball and he seems to be enjoying the position we're playing him in.

"So let's see how he progresses and hopefully he can put pressure on some of the first team players."