City on Byrne:
Ireland youth international Jack Byrne was a regular for the City u18s in the 2012/13 campaign, catching the eye with his influential performances in midfield.
Equally adept at providing a killer pass or taking a long range shot himself, Jack earned the praise of new City EDS boss Patrick Vieira while on pre-season tour in Croatia, where he played alongside the u21s.
The Irishman has also received plaudits from his manager and journalists alike for his performances as part of the U19 UEFA Youth League side.
Byrne has represented Ireland at u17 level, and will be hoping to progress to the EDS squad in the coming season.