Date:Tuesday November 8 2005
With most managers bemoaning the timing of international breaks, Kevin Blackwell is using it to his advantage and striker Robbie Blake thinks it couldn't have come at a better time.
Speaking the official site, Blake said:
'We have only still lost one in seven games so there's not much of a crisis but we all know we should have got maximum points from our last two games.
'This break will do us the world of good because we can regroup and prepare for the game a week on Saturday against Southampton. You have to win these tough games to be up there.
'I did a lot of fitness work during the last break but I am up to speed now and can enjoy the break with the lads. We just need to regroup and look at how we can freshen things up.
'We have had a tough month in terms of fixtures, we managed to take points off the big boys but Crewe away was very disappointing and picking up a point against Preston wasn't enough.
'We have to hang in there though because we're not even half way through the season yet, it's not over yet, but the pressure is on the teams around the top to start winning games and that's all we have to do. We need maximum points from games, and it's going to be tough against Southampton but we need to make sure we don't get beat at the very least.'
The manager has taken the team to France to play a friendly against Rodez, and following that the players will be given plenty of time to rest and recover in advance of the Southampton match.
LUFC Derby clash moved for live TV coverage (Tuesday October 13 2015)
LUFC Preston clash moved (Tuesday October 13 2015)
LUFC Watch Jordan Botaka score for DR Congo (Tuesday October 13 2015)
LUFC On This Day - October 13th (Tuesday October 13 2015)
LUFC Botaka on target for DR Congo (Monday October 12 2015)
LUFC Coyle sees red in Leeds defeat (Monday October 12 2015)
LUFC Bury Boss Tipping Erwin To Make An Impact (Monday October 12 2015)
LUFC On This Day - October 12th (Monday October 12 2015)
LUFC International Round-Up: Blow For Young Keeper (Sunday October 11 2015)
LUFC Erwin lasts 53 minutes on Bury debut (Sunday October 11 2015)
|16. Leeds Utd||10||2||5||3||-4||11|
|19. MK Dons||10||2||2||6||-5||8|
|RUFC - Twenty's Plenty - Further Article
» Rotherham : 13/10/2015 14:16:01
|RUFC - Reserves In Action This Afternoon
» Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:49:01
|RUFC - Redfearn Honoured To Be Rotherham Manager
» Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:37:00
|RUFC - Chairman 'Neil Ticked All The Pudding'
» Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:30:01
|Saadi To Make Pompey Debut?
» Cardiff : 13/10/2015 12:00:00