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EDS score six in first pre-season friendly

CITY IN CROATIA: EDS line up with their opposition before kick-off.

CITY IN CROATIA: EDS line up with their opposition before kick-off.

City EDS kicked off their 2016/17 preparations with a comfortable 6-0 win over Czech outfit, FC Slovacko in Novigrad, Croatia.

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts struck twice in the first half to give Simon Davies’s side the perfect start before Paolo Fernandes netted with a free-kick early in the second period to make it 3-0.

Fernandes scored two more to complete a hat-trick on either side of Zach Faour’s strike to give the Blues a 6-0 lead.

There was still half of the second period to play but City declared on six and started their Croatian training camp in fine style.

EDS XI (first half): Haug, Bullock, Oliver, Kigbu, Sarmiento, Wood, Buckley-Ricketts, Kongolo, Faupala, Patching, Dilrosun

EDS XI (second half): Haug, Bullock, Wood, Kigbu, Davenport, Diallo, Faour, Fernandes, Nmecha, Brahim, Nemane

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Earlier in the day, Lee Carsley’s reign as City u18s boss got off to a dream start as they defeated FC Slovacko’s u18 selection 7-1.

Miles Beerman and Phil Foden netted in the first half before the boy Blues piled on the pain with five more goals after the break, with Jadon Sancho scoring two of them.

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LG EDS Player of the Season

FINAL THREE: Who will it be? Vote now!

Bersant Celina, Aleix Garcia and Angus Gunn have been shortlisted for the City EDS Player of the Season for 2015/16.

You can vote now for your choice on the Elite Development Squad Facebook page or watch this video first which should help you to make your decision.

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Jack Byrne joins Blackburn for 2016/17 campaign

EDS midfielder Jack Byrne has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan deal.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international will spend the 2016/17 campaign with Owen Coyle's side after agreeing to join the Championship side until next summer

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