City received a huge boost ahead of Sunday's top-of-the-table clash against Arsenal Women, as three Blues made their return to the training pitch from injury.
Pauline Bremer, Karen Bardsley and Lauren Hemp were put through their paces, as Nick Cushing's side stepped up preparations ahead of the weekend fixture with City hosting the league leaders at the Academy Stadium.
The Blues are looking to close the six-point gap atop the table. View the gallery of a golden-shrouded training session below...
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BACKDROP GOALS: The sun hits the Etihad Stadium in the background
WINTER BONNER: Gemma Bonner, in the festive spirit!
'KEEPING HER EYES ON THE BALL: Ellie Roebuck brings the ball down
GOLDEN GIRL: A cheerful Caroline Weir
SUN RISE: Pauline Bremer is back!
50-50 CHALLENGE: Who triumphed? Lauren Hemp or Mel Lawley?
BRIGHT BLUE: Youngster Esme Morgan picks her pass
'KEEPER UPS: Ellie Roebuck shows off her skills
ON YER HAT: How's your touch, Gemma Bonner?
BETWEEN THE STICKS: Welcome back, Karen Bardsley!
ON THE RUN: Lauren Hemp, back on the ball