Derby County manager Nigel Clough is convinced the club's policy of not venturing too far afield in pre-season is the right thing to do.
The Rams face Burton in their first friendly on Saturday, and then play Macclesfield, Morecambe and Crewe.
Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "I think players don't want to be abroad in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do.
"We would rather they work hard and go home. Then they are with their families and less prone to get into trouble."