Saints are set to repeat their pre-season preparations for last season’s glorious promotion campaign ahead of their hotly anticipated return to the Premier League.

The Daily Echo understands that Nigel Adkins will take his men to Switzerland for the third year in a row as they build-up for a top flight return.

The Swiss trip is expected to take the format of more than a week of training punctuated with two friendly games against opposition of increasing levels of quality.

Saints are also likely to return to the Champney’s health spa they attended last summer as part of their pre-season fitness regime.

Though some supporters were expecting Saints to partake in a glamorous foreign trip due to their promotion, the return to Switzerland should come as no real surprise.

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