Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has welcomed the international break.
After Sunday's 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers, Southgate revealed: "When we go on the pitch again we might have another five or six players available. That's quite important for us.
"We have been through a tough period as a group. Now we want to go on and win matches.
"The challenge is harder year after year. But we up for up it and are working our socks off to get this club going in right direction.
"We have to keep making small steps forward. The lads who have played at Bolton responded superbly. It is crucial you are hard to beat."