Chris Wilder is delighted his seven internationals have all returned to first-team training in good nick.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Bristol City, boss Wilder remarked: "It's been quite testing, trying to anticipate what will happen when watching the games, hoping they all come through unscathed and they have done.
"There were some good performances too, the boys have been after David (McGoldrick) a bit and Enda Stevens was outstanding too, a couple have returned a bit disappointed, but Flecky and John Egan's time will come I'm sure.
"The two young English boys have been away too, along with Conor Washington for Northern Ireland."
Wilder added: "Thankfully they've all returned healthy and ready to pick up where we left off prior to the break.
"All the boys are proud to represent their countries and I'll never make it an issue of club before country.
"Didzy and Enda played a couple of games, so did Kieran Dowell, it'll have kept them ticking over and it's a fantastic honour for the boys.
"It also illustrates the rapid progression we've had at the football club, to now know we've got several players representing their countries at international level."