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Thursday July 14, 2011Micah on Pre-season Tour...days 1 - 4

By Rhonda Richards | In US Pre-Season Tour

Micah has been chronicling Manchester City’s pre-season trip to the USA as he blogs for the club’s official website

Last season City secured their first piece of silverware for more than three decades as they lifted the FA Cup, whilst they secured Champions League qualification too.

Having had a break following the campaign, Micah and co returned to training last week before flying out to the US to continue their pre-season preparations.

The 23-year old is already gearing up for the next season and is confident the squad can improve on last terms achievements.

“We all know we have to back those achievements up by building on them this season and it will not be easy,” he told www.mcfc.co.uk. “I expect some more new faces will come in later in the summer or even while we are away.

“Gael Clichy is a really good addition to the squad. He is a really good player and I have always found him a tough opponent.”

One of the talking points to emerge thus far is the new craze sweeping the Premier League – that of planking – which involves people taking a picture of themselves lying down in strange places.

Micah, Joe Hart, Shaun Wright-Phillips and more have got in on the act, and the defender revealed more on this new found hobby.

“Some of the lads did a few shots before training the other day,” he added. “I was on top of a dividing screen and Harty was on the balcony of the gym – though his effort was pretty rubbish I have to say!

“Easily the best one so far was Wrighty who hung upside down by his feet from the top of a door like a human bat. That was amazing.

“We were going to put SWP in one of the over-head lockers in the plane on the way over but we decided not to.

“Planking is a bit of fun but we know we have to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand or become dangerous. We don’t want young fans copying us and doing anything that is dangerous and we have to make sure we don’t get hurt.