QPR captain Nedum Onuoha says that the team aren't far away from the top teams as they prepare to get back into the swing of things this weekend.
Speaking exclusively to Get West London about what goes on over the international break, Onuoha said: "You tend to just get flogged to be honest with you, it's a lot easier when you've got games on Saturday-Tuesday!
"At times we work on a few tactical elements, try and maintain fitness and of course we need a little break as well, because it's been quite intense playing seven games in three week, so you definitely need a little break away from that. But it's certainly not a case of downing tools anyway."
The last match for QPR before the international break was the 2-1 defeat against Championship leaders Cardiff City, and Onuoha says that although they got beaten, the side can be encouraged by how close they are to those competing at the top of the table.
Asked whether the defeat set a negative tone for the international break he said: "I don't believe so.
"We didn't really play to our full capabilities, and on the day the day they did, but we were still in with a chance of getting a result.
"It showed us that even though they're top of the league, we're not going to be miles away from them. It's just one or two key moments, and if we get those right then we'll end up doing very well."