With a run of draws frustrating both players and fans, a week off to get back to basics was probably what the doctor ordered.
It’s rare in modern football to have a real break, and the timing (right before the busy Christmas period) couldn’t have been better.
What we now need is to hope the players have used the time to work on their finishing. If we were playing badly, barely holding on and thankful for that one point, it would be fine, but this isn’t the case.
Performances have been positive; we have looked reasonable and in some cases outplayed our opponents.
Mikele Leigertwood has been lauded as one of the reasons for our recent clean sheet, and he seems to be impressing the manager.
It seems highly possible now that come January this deal will be made permanent (especially with the player indicating his desire to stay after only two weeks at the club).
However a Coventry side looking to remain in the play-off places will be a tougher challenge.
Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.