The start of the 2015/16 season is less than three weeks away and Football League clubs all have their own approach on how to gear up for the new campaign.While some have opted to remain in familiar surroundings to ramp up their preparations, many have opted for sunny skies and high-altitude locations in their bid to get their season off to a flying start next month.
Here, we take a look at some of the destinations visited by Football League clubs.
Spain, and particularly Marbella, has proved a highly popular venue for pre-season training camps in the past, and this year has been no exception. Birmingham City and Middlesbrough have ventured into its exotic offerings recently, as have Scunthorpe United and Leyton Orient.
To the west of Spain is Portugal, and another location that has played home to several Football League clubs during the summer break. Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Bristol City, Chesterfield, Luton Town and Sheffield Wednesday are just a few who have endorsed its environment of late, with the majority of those teams visiting its famous Algarve region.
Morning from Portugal! The players will have breakfast shortly before their first training session of the day. pic.twitter.com/pf9HzJDc2l— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) July 13, 2015
The likes of Bolton Wanderers, Fulham, Hull City, Leeds United and Oxford United have selected Austria as their pre-season destination, swapping coastlines and sea for a more central-European base, but equally stunning scenery.
Some Football League clubs have made the short trip across the English Channel to France to get back in the swing of things, including Brighton & Hove Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wycombe Wanderers.
Holland has been playing host to a number of clubs this summer, and has provided slightly cooler temperatures for all those looking to get back to the fitness levels required. Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has taken his newly-promoted Sky Bet League 1 outfit Burton Albion to his native country, where Cardiff City and Derby County have also headed this week.