Luke Freeman is keen to get back underway as Nottingham Forest look to pick up where they left off for the trip to Barnsley.
The Reds picked up back-to-back wins before the international break against Coventry and Wycombe, and Freeman knows how important it is to carry on that form to help climb the league table.
He said: "The back-to-back wins is something you need in this league. If you can do that, you will rocket up this league so it is something we are looking to continue, to build some momentum and hopefully we can build on that.
"It was in everyone's best interests to have the week off or a few days off, so we have recharged the batteries and we are coming into the game in confident mood and we are looking forward to it.
"We will do our homework on Barnsley and come together with a game plan, like we always do, and hopefully we can make that happen.
"It is a difficult stadium to go to but hopefully we can pull off the three points."
After a hectic few weeks of football, the international break was welcomed as an opportunity to rest and recover, but the squad have also used the time to work on things that they need to improve upon with the busy schedule set to continue into the New Year.
"It has been a hectic season so far," Freeman said. "So it was nice to have a few days to unwind and recharge the batteries. It was nice to get home, have some family time, put the feet up and relax a bit.
"We also worked a lot on the training ground over the course of the last two weeks, the days we were in training were very structured and we were working on new things.
"It has been playing one game, recovering and then rolling into the next one. We hadn't had much of a chance to work on things so this break has given us chance to look at things that we need to improve upon."