Backe happy after "stressful" first weeks with Man City

New Manchester City assistant boss Hans Backe is happy after an intense first two weeks at the Premiership club.

"It's been two very stressful weeks to settle in for players, coaches and the Manager, so daily life has been quite intense here. But I must say it's been very good so far," the Swede told City's website.

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"The two weeks of training has seen fantastic attitude from the players in every session. I'm very happy when I see that and if we can keep this level in each session it will be good."

Reflecting further on the week in Sweden, Backe was glad that the trip coincided with good weather over there at the same time that the UK has suffered from a record-breaking deluge.

"We were also lucky with the training camp in Sweden, with all the rain here, we had glorious sunshine and could train twice almost every day and play two friendly games.

"There were very few injuries and no major ones just knocks. So in total this two weeks has been exactly what you want."

On the injury front, Hans concludes by saying: "Darius [Vassell] will be back training today, Paul Dickov trained yesterday and I think Nedum Onuoha will possibly start training on Thursday."

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