Queens Park Rangers striker Matt Smith doesn't believe the international break will be a hindrance to the club on the back of their recent form.
The Hoops are one of the form sides in the Championship with five wins in their last seven.
Smith, who scored the opening goal against Rotherham United last Saturday, thinks the break will be good for the players to get some international game time under their belts and for others to see their family more.
With three big games on paper coming up for QPR, Smith says the side will go into those with confidence.
First up is Derby County, before games with Aston Villa and Brighton.
"I don't think the break affect us. It will be a good chance for some of our lads to play for their international sides," Smith told Get West London.
"The Championship is a long, old slog, so it gives us that little bit of respite to recover and be right for Derby County.
"The next games are big tests but the Championship is a strange old division. Look at the Huddersfield defeat at Bristol City the other night, no one expected that.
"So we'll be going to Derby with plenty of confidence and looking to get three points up there.
"For now, We'll wait and see what our days off are and I think we'll spend some time with our families next weekend.
"We're back in training, though, so it's business as usual."