There was a spring in City's collective step on Friday as we stepped up preparations ahead of Saturday's return to Premier League action.
Southampton are the visitors to the Etihad Stadium this weekend with City seeking to round off what has been an excellent week so far.
Now the focus switches back to the defence of our Premier League crown and the visit of Ralph Hasenhuttl's side.
And with the September sun out and confidence high, as our gallery illustrates, the lads were in great spirits!
View the best of Friday's training session in our gallery...