Leeds United's summer signing Ezgjan Alioski took hardly any time to settle in his new surroundings, scoring one goal and providing three assists in his first six appearances for the Whites and impressing with his work rate and creative intent.
However, the September international break did not come at the best time for the player and, on his return, the 25-year-old looked sluggish and far from his best.
While Alioski has continued to feature for Leeds he, like the team, have suffered a dip, and their manager Thomas Christiansen will be hoping that when his players return, they can put their recent domestic troubles behind them.
Alioski is vital in that regard, and after his impressive performance for Macedonia against Liechtenstein earlier this week, in which he played a major role in two of his country's four goals, he now needs to get back to his best for Leeds.
The international break is almost universally hated by football fans who want what is best for their club, and it is fair to say that last time out, it had a negative impact on Alioski's output at Leeds.
Now he needs to use this one as a fresh start, ensuring he hits the ground running against Reading on Saturday and shows the kind of form that had Leeds fans purring in the early weeks of the campaign.