Even if it was well timed for some, the international break came at an inopportune moment for Jay Bothroyd.
Having regaines his fitness and impressing manager Mick McCarthy in doing so, the Wolves striker now finds himself with two weeks to kill until Wanderers next competitive match.
'I don't need a break, I have had a long enough break through injury and everything,' he told the clubs official site.
'But I understand that it might have come at a good time for some of the other lads who could be a little jaded after playing a lot of games recently.' he added.
The impact Bothroyd has been making from the bench has forced him back into Mick McCarthy's plans.
A match winning performance against the Albion, and an assist for Andy Keogh's equaliser at Hillsborough will have done his case for a starting berth no harm at all.
But like so many in the squad, he may have to sit and bide his time, making the most of the few opportunities he gets.
'My form is good and I am injury free. Obviously I want to start games.' he said 'But that is something that the manager decides and I can only support those who are playing and do my best when I get the chance.'
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