Tom Cairney is hoping to use the international break to get back to full fitness after injuring his knee early on the campaign, despite being called up by the Scotland national team.
Scotland play Lithuania and Malta in World Cup qualifiers in the coming week, but Cairney has not been fully fit since sustaining a knee injury at the start of the season - something which has been clear to see.
He looked back to his usual self Fulham's 2-0 win over Ipswich, but after the game Cairney revealed he had an injection to play through the pain having completed only his first full week of training since the campaign began.
Being called up to represent your country is a massive honour for anyone - but Cairney will be in contact with the national team over his fitness levels as he looks to get back to his full fitness levels, and he thinks the win over Ipswich could be the starting point of their season.
He said: "I think it was massive - we've had an up and down pre-season and we've had injuries and niggles.
"It's been hard to get our season going, you could say there was a little hangover from the Play-offs, but no, it was a big win and what we wanted and worked for all week and hopefully that kick starts our season - the win was so important.
"You could say after a win like that we want a game next week, but no, with the injuries we've had, and especially mine, I'd like to get a couple of weeks training in if I can and rest it too.
"I'm going to speak with Scotland, I had an injection to play in the game yesterday so I'll speak to them and see what happens."