Mark Duffy says the Blades must utilise the forthcoming break ahead of a busy pre-Christmas schedule, whilst also praising the affect a team-mate has had on the squad as a whole.
Speaking after Friday's Sheffield derby stalemate, the influential midfielder remarked: "The international break will give us a chance to look at the games we've played and the ones ahead.
"We've just got to prepare, we need to rest the legs and minds. The games will come thick and fast following the break, there will be two game weeks coming up."
The 33-year-old added: "I've played with Ollie (Norwood) before and he loves to get on the ball and dictate play. He's capable of spraying those balls 60 or 70 yards, he's done fantastically well since arriving and has fitted in perfectly.
"Most of our team has come up through League One and Two, so it's great to be playing where we are now, that gives us that hunger to drive on when you are facing the best teams in this division."