QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies is hopeful that the international break can act as 'a clean slate' as they look to get back to winning way.
The Hoops are on a run of five games without a victory, and return to Championship action against Sunderland on Saturday, a game which the stopper wants to be a fresh start.
Speaking to GetWestLondon, he said: "We went into the first international break having picked up a few good results and it was bad timing then, but this time it’s probably good timing because it breaks it up and allows us to assess things and gives us a clean slate to go again.
"I thought we started quite well in the early games, there were some promising signs there but we’ve had a dip in recent games, but we’ve never been battered by a team, we’ve been drawing games or losing by the odd goal, so there’s some positive signs. If we can tweak a few things we’re not far from putting together some positive results.
"We’ve put some half decent performances in and not got what we deserved so we are disappointed, but we’re looking to come back stronger after the international break."