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Man City left with only two pre-season friendlies to play after Troyes test is cancelled

Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side have been plunged into a mini crisis ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, after being left with only two pre-season friendlies to negotiate.

According to a tweet from BBC Sport, issues with travellers returning from France has meant that the match against Troyes has had to be postponed.

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Whilst ordinarily that wouldn’t have constituted too much of a problem, the fixture against Preston North End on July 27 and the Community Shield clash against Leicester City on August 7 are now the only games that City can play before their Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur on August 15.

That’s hardly ideal preparation for a side that, just like many of their counterparts, didn’t get a proper pre-season a year or so ago either.

If the club are able to organise a more local and behind-closed-doors test in the meantime, it will  at least help their stars get back to somewhere approaching match fitness.

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