Roy Keane says not too much should be read into his side’s flying start to pre-season.

The Blues swelled their tally to 15 goals in two friendlies, after thrashing Histon 6-0 on Friday.

Connor Wickham scored twice with the other goals being supplied by David Norris, Gareth McAuley, Lee Martin and Jon Stead.

But Town boss Keane, whose side thumped Newmarket 9-1 last week, said: “The whole point of the two games was as a fitness exercise.

“Credit to the opposition because they showed good fitness levels and got stuck into us.

“But don’t look too much into our team shape and the lads who started and finished the match.

“It was just about giving every player 45 minutes.

“Don’t over-analyse it.”

Keane used different sides in each half at the Glassworld Stadium and one of his players given another run-out was returning midfielder Luciano Civelli.

The Argentinean also featured against Newmarket – his First appearance after being out with a knee ligament injury sustained in March 2009.

Now the left-sided playmaker is confident he should be fit for Town’s npower Championship curtain-raiser at Middlesbrough on August 7.

He said: “My return is going better than I thought and now I’m fit I’m sure I’ll be ready for the start of the season.

“There’s been no reaction. I hope to improve my fitness levels a lot and also improve on the ball, but the important thing is that my knee’s fine.”

Town’s reserves also tasted victory at the weekend, beating Hadleigh United 3-1 at Millfield – the scene of last season’s Ridgeons League First Division Knockout Cup final between FC Clacton and Halstead.

David Cawley, Sam Brandon and Caolan Lavery scored the goals for Chris Kiwomya’s side.

Meanwhile, released Town defender Pim Balkestein is poised to have a trial with German second division side Fortuna Dusseldorf.