Benjamin Mendy stepped up his recovery from a hamstring injury as he returned to training on Thursday.

The French defender missed our final game before the international break against Wolves, but was fit enough to join in the session as City prepared for this weekend’s fixture with Crystal Palace.

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Thursday’s session was the first time the full first team squad had trained together since the international break, as Pep Guardiola welcomed back those players who have represented their country during the last 10 days.

City travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday evening aiming to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, with Guardiola set to speak to the media ahead of that game on Friday afternoon.

Check out the gallery below for the best of the training ground action…