Cardiff City boss Dave Jones has welcomed the two-week break for international fixtures as it will give a number of his key players a chance to recover from slight injury problems.
The Bluebirds, who moved five points clear at the top of the Championship table courtesy of Saturday's 4-0 win against Wolves, will not be in action until October 14 when they travel to Selhurst Park for a game against Crystal Palace.
Having won their last three games, scoring 10 goals in the process, Jones would be forgiven for wanting the fixtures to keep coming, but he feels the enforced lay-off will allow his squad to take a well-earned rest.
He said: "We've got a break now and I'm glad of that.
"A lot of them are carrying knocks and bruises - Pursey (skipper Darren Purse), Glenn (Loovens), Kevin (McNaughton) and Stevie (Thompson) - and we're not sure how long they're going to take.
"This break has come at an extremely good time for us because it means the lads now get the chance to recuperate."