Bradley Dack insists the chance to recharge will see Rovers go into the home straight ready for the final eight games of the season.
It's been two weeks since Rovers last played, with the international break allowing recovery after a gruelling schedule.
But it's also served Tony Mowbray well, with the likes of Amari'i Bell, Jack Rodwell, Darragh Lenihan and skipper Charlie Mulgrew all set to be back in contention for this weekend's clash against Aston Villa.
"I think we needed it, as a team," Dack said when discussing the international break to iFollow Rovers.
"Obviously we'd not been on a great run going into it, we all know that, but it's been good to get a full week's training under our belt, where we could work on certain things which we think we can get better at, going into the Aston Villa game.
"It's also been nice to have a break and recharge the batteries for these last eight games.
"This week has been tough training. We've worked on Villa pretty much the whole week - what they do well and what we think we can get the better of them.
"It's been a good week's training, everyone has been in high spirits and we're looking forward to the game on Saturday."
And the 25-year-old adds that it's important to finish the campaign strongly to round off what's been a decent season back in the second tier.
"We don't want this season to turn into a disappointing one," he said.
"We've put all the great and really hard work in, up until February time, and then we don't want a bad six weeks to let that all go to waste.
"So we're really determined to do well in these last eight games."