There was an extra special focus to today’s training session as City’s Women prepared for Sunday’s crucial top of the table clash with Arsenal.

For once, as much of the attention was on Nick Cushing as the players, with our long-serving manager overseeing his final training session ahead of his move to become Assistant Manager of New York City FC.

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After six and half hugely successful years in charge of City, it’s the end of an unforgettable era.

And as our gallery shows, both Nick and the City squad were in great spirits ahead of what promises to be a hugely emotional farewell match at the Academy Stadium.

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