Joe Wright says the Rovers squad are fresh and ready to go ahead of this weekend’s game against Sunderland in Sky Bet League One.
The game at the Keepmoat Stadium is Rovers’ first in the league since November 3, and Wright believes the break has done them good.
He said: “It’s been good to rest up and get a bit of energy back in our bodies, we’ve had a few long journeys recently which have made it a bit more difficult.
“I think we had a break on the last international weekend and we used it to our advantage and worked on different aspects of our game.
“This time we’ve rested a bit more and got ourselves ready for the games coming thick and fast again.”
Ahead of the game against the Black Cats, Wright has enjoyed the games between the two sides in recent seasons.
He added: “Sunderland have been in our league for a couple of years now and we’ve always had close games against them.
“Both teams have always been there or there abouts and know what they’re good at, they’ve got some really good players.
“Charlie Wyke up top for them likes to put himself about, and they have players off him who are really good on the ball.”