Huddersfield Town are heading to Austria as part of their build-up to the 2016-17 Championship campaign.

But there was a time when post rather than pre-season tours were the norm.

Turn the clock back 50 years, for instance, and Town were in the Channel Islands.

The Leeds Road side played their last Division II (now Championship) game at home to Coventry City on Saturday, May 7.

After a West Riding Senior Cup engagement (they lost 2-1 to Leeds United at Elland Road on Friday, May 13) Tom Johnston’s squad headed to Jersey.

They took on island select sides on Wednesday, May 18 and Friday 20.

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For the record Town won the first game 7-0 and the second 5-1.

Tony Leighton scored a hat trick inside the first 12 minutes of the second game.

Previous post-season destinations included Czechoslovakia (1962), France (1956), North America (1955), Scandinavia (1954), Ireland (1953) and Holland (1951).

Scandinavia was a common destination pre-War, and Town also went to Austria and Hungary in 1929 and Switzerland in 1926, immediately after the celebrated hat trick of Football League titles was completed.

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The game against Vienna Admira on Wednesday, May 15 1929, which was lost 3-1, was an early example of Town playing under floodlights.

Town’s most recent post-season tour was in 1971.

Ian Greaves’ top-flight team played three games in Sweden in preparation for the Anglo-Italian Cup.

That involved home and away clashes with Sampdoria and Bologna.