Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is determined to come back from his first break from football for three years better than ever.
Taylor and Milner have spent much of the last two summers representing their country and suffered the heartache of a penalty shoot-out defeat in the European Championship semi-finals 12 months ago.
The defender, in particular, admits he is looking forward to a break after playing with a niggling ankle problem for the last few weeks of a difficult campaign.
Taylor said: "Last summer I had a long week off and then I was back into pre-season.
"It will be nice to get six weeks off. There's no football over the summer, so I can relax.
"I can come back fresh and ready for next season."