By Carl Curtis
Joe Ralls missed yesterday’s game due to illness but is expected to be well enough to travel and feature in City’s pre-season games in Germany.

Lee Peltier was absent from the squad that played at Shrewsbury due to injury but like Ralls is expected to train and take some part of the games in Germany.

Aron Gunnarsson has been given a few weeks holiday following his exertions with Iceland this summer.

It would appear that another absentee, Scott Malone, will be leaving anytime soon as he is in the throes of a transfer to Championship rivals Fulham.

Sean Morrison is facing a race against time to be fit for the opening Championship fixture against Birmingham, the central defender had an operation on his ankle one week before the end of last season and has only just returned to light training, Trollope is hopeful that Morrison doesn’t have any problems overcoming his surgery and will be fit for the season start.