For the last couple of years, the squad has been in Portugal during June, as they prepared for the upcoming season in general and the immediate European games in particular.
Prior to that though, players and staff headed for the east coast of Scotland and St Andrews. Based at the university, the facilities were ideal, as thoughts focused on the games that lay ahead.
While there, friendlies were organised against the likes of Aberdeen, Hearts and St Johnstone. It’s the latter that features in the lead image, as the teams competed on the university playing fields, in 2017.
In addition, the squad also travelled across country to the Rangers’ training ground for behind-closed-doors friendlies with the Glasgow-based side.
While in Scotland three years ago (this week), we recorded interviews with the new signings Ben Clark and Tom Holland, as well as Steve Evans and Scott Ruscoe.
You can watch them via the video podcast (below) that we produced, that also includes lots of footage from around the time in Scotland, including the aforementioned games against Rangers and St Johnstone.