City’s players will be washing their own training kit next season as Peter Jackson demands more respect for the club.

After their lowest finish for 45 years, Jackson wants to instil more pride in the shirt – by making the squad clean them every day.

The interim boss is still waiting for confirmation over the full-time job but he is ready to make his mark with a new training regime, which includes looking after their own kit.

He said: “They have been pampered for far too long. From now on, players will be taking everything home.

“They have to take more responsibility in themselves and in the club.

“I bet some of them don’t even know how to use a washing machine. It’s time they learned.”

Meanwhile, City will be one of the first teams in the country back for pre-season training when they return on June 27.

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