He told the Bristol Evening Post: "I know some people don't like the breaks for international matches but I think they are a good thing. They have definitely been a good thing for us.
"It gives the lads time to recharge their batteries, clear the minds and re-focus on what is is they are trying to achieve.
"We give them all some homework to do and they have videos to watch and reports to read informing them of their own personal performances and how they can improve.
"They have all had time to reflect and recuperate and can now concentrate fully on the job of playing West Brom."