Ipswich Town column: I’m confident Kieran McKenna’s side will end Blues’ long wait for a result at West Brom’s Hawthorns
As far as England are concerned, that was one of the dullest International breaks we've had in a long time.
They're never fun, but after the Three Lions scraped past Malta and North Macedonia, it certainly does make you grateful for the football we're all lucky enough to witness at Portman Road.
Thankfully that's the last break this year and Ipswich Town will have to wait until March now for the next one, with so many games coming at them thick and fast, starting with a trip this weekend to The Hawthorns.
You'd have to go back to March 1999 for the last time Town got one over West Bromich Albion on the road, which gives Kieran McKenna and his team yet another 'hoodoo' to overcome.
Carlos Corberán's side have enjoyed a decent start to this campaign and have been particularly strong at home, meaning we will need to be at our best to get anything out of this one.
I fancy a draw. Town have been excellent away from home and are obviously yet to lose on their travels this term.
However, the most recent fixtures at Birmingham and Rotherham were arguably two of the poorer performances this season, even though we still weren't on the losing side!
So I'm sure Kieran McKenna will have just the masterplan for this one as after all, 'he knows exactly what we need'.
This is a big period for us. I know it's still classed as early doors, but we all know what our December looks like.
So if Town can get through these next few months in a similar position to where they are now, who knows what could then happen.
There are nine games from now until the New Year and one or two rather big ones to face along the way.
There wasn't many who expected Ipswich to be in this position before a ball was kicked, but now we're here, you can't help but feel these next nine games could play a huge part in exactly where we then end up come May.
Up the Town.