Nedum Onuoha and Andrew Tutte have left the club on loan we can officially confirm.
Former England under 21 captain Onuoha has joined Sunderland for the season and Tutte will move to Rochdale until January.
Twenty-three-year–old Onuoha, who has played all across the back four in his 89 league and cup starts for the Blues, hardly featured at all in the pre-season matches and is now in line to join The Black Cats squad for their opener against Birmingham.
Teenager Tutte - like Onuoha an Academy graduate - who recently signed a new deal at CoMs, was chosen for the recent tour of the USA where he featured in the New York Challenge. He will stay at Spotland until January for his first taste of League One football.
*City’s elite under 21 development squad won their latest friendly of the season last night when they defeated Southport 3-0 with two goals from James Poole and a third from Ahmad Benali.
Coach Andy Welsh commented, "It was a good win against a strong Southport team. We played some really good football and worked very hard. Ben Mee & Chris Chantler were outstanding throughout the game, and James Poole was very effective, linking up the midfield and attack very well."
Team: Karius, Vidal, Chantler, Wabara, Mee, Kay (Abu), Etuhu (Elabdellaoui 70), Ibrahim (Khelfia 60), Tchuimeni-Nimely (Benali 45), Poole, Helan (McDermott 75).
Goals: Poole 40 mins/50 (penalty), Benali 78.