The July showers failed to dampen the spirits of the City squad as preparations stepped up ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash at home to Newcastle.

Pep Guardiola’s players are currently in the middle of a gruelling schedule with the games arriving thick and fast following last month’s resumption of action.

But as our Tuesday training gallery shows, the squad were in great heart as we prepare to face Steve Bruce’s side for the second time in 10 days.

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City will be hoping to bounce back to our best after Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Southampton and will be seeking to emulate our superb 2-0 win at Newcastle in the FA Cup quarter-final earlier this month.

And, judging by the positive mood in the camp, its clear they can't wait for kick-off...

View the best of Tuesday’s training gallery below...