Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick insists that their televised game at home to Watford this Friday is the perfect chance for the club to ‘start again.’
The Rams go into the Good Friday showdown with Watford looking to arrest a run of six games without a win and know a defeat against the Hornets will severely damage their hopes of automatic promotion.
Hendrick however thinks that the international break came at that right time for the club and is hoping for a positive response.
The 23-year-old told Derby County’s Official Website: ‘What has already happened has gone now and we are ready to start again.
‘With the run we are on, the international break came at a good time for us. It was good to have a few days off and spend some time away from the training ground.
‘It is imperative that we forget about the last month now and be ready come Friday night to put on a positive display against Watford.
During the period before the international break Rams boss Steve McClaren was without several first-team players.
Hendrick himself picked up an injury which ruled him out of the trip to Wolves along with the likes of Chris Martin and George Thorne.
The return of the trio will serve as a massive boost to the Rams as they look to finish strongly.
Hendrick added: ‘There is a lot of people out on the training pitch once again and it makes the competition for places stronger.
‘It has been a while since we had that, but we can’t use that as an excuse and we now need to knuckle down and crack on.