Paul Harsley’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) were back at the City Football Academy (CFA) this week, after a preseason training camp in Croatia.

The youngsters spent two weeks at the CFA before heading out to Croatia for seven days as preparations for the new campaign continued in warmer climes.

Having returned to Manchester, however, Harsley’s side seemed to have brought the Adriatic weather with them, as they trained in glorious sunshine ahead of their final friendly before the Premier League 2 season begins.

City will travel to Spain to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday 3 August, with the domestic schedule commencing a week later.

The 2019/20 Premier League 2 fixture list will be revealed on Monday 29 August.