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Wednesday July 21, 2010Micah's US Tour Diary - Day 8

By William Wood | In US Pre-Season Tour

Micah’s latest blog for the official Manchester City website sees him spending some free time with Joe Hart and Adam Johnson as well as welcoming back some more of the World Cup contingent.

Having put in the hours during training over the weekend, Micah slept in and missed out on the best part of his day off.

However, he joined Joe and Adam for a meal and film as the trio enjoyed a quiet night , with the squad preparing themselves for the journey to New York and further pre-season fixtures on Wednesday.

England international Shaun Wright-Phillips joined up with his teammates and bore a beaming smile as he looks to begin his own preparations for the season, whilst Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure managed to make it to the US after a few travel issues.

You can read an extract from the blog below, and click here to read the full version on the Manchester City website.

Saturday night’s win over Portland Timbers meant a day off on Sunday but that got cut short due to the fact that I slept in until 5pm.

All the lads are really tired after a week of hard double sessions and I don’t think anyone was up for anything too strenuous though a couple of the coaches went for a game of golf I think.

Once I was up and about I joined up with Joe Hart and Adam Johnson and we left the oldies behind and went out for a meal to a really good restaurant that served a mixture of Thai and Chinese food. We tried to persuade Nedum to come out too but he was too tired.

After the meal we watched a film but I fell asleep as usual but it was great to have some down time and get out of the training gear for a day.

Pre-season is important and we know we have to work really hard because we want to be ready to start the season with a bang but the day off came at the exactly the right time to re-charge batteries before we head off to New York on Wednesday.