BREWERS assistant manager David Oldfield is hoping the unexpected two-week break will prove a good thing for the first team squad.
Albion were forced to sit out last Saturday's fixtures after international call ups meant a postponement of the Millwall game.
Oldfield hopes that has given his squad a chance to recharge batteries ahead of Saturday's trip to Bury.
He says: "We are treating it as a positive. It’s unusual for us to have the weekend off while other teams play but it gave us a chance to see some other games which was important. The boys have had some rest but they have also worked hard.
"It has been about managing the output for the boys. It has been a big gap for us from the last game.
"The Peterborough game still hurts and we need to show a reaction to that. We did OK in the game but conceded some poor goals and didn’t manage to respond in the way we have done previously. We haven’t dwelt on that too much because we have wanted to move on quickly from it.
"We are expecting a very difficult game against Bury.They have been strong and consistent and all 18 will need to be strong and ready. It’s going to be very tough but we are looking forward to the game. We will strive and look to respond to our training and do better than we did previously.
“The boys have shown their true colours away from home and have dug deep when they have needed to. It’s another game where we will need to show energy and cohesion in and out of possession."