Scott Flinders thinks the break in League One action will help the team after a home loss to Rotherham United on Saturday.
The goalkeeper was called upon on a number of occasions to keep out the Millers who claimed a 2-0 win at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Playing against his hometown club, the experienced shot-stopper believes Cheltenham struggled to deal with the levels Rotherham raised their game to in the second half at the end of a difficult run of games that's seen the Robins take on Wigan Athletic and Sunderland too in the division.
"First half we competed. We knew going into the game what to expect," he said.
"First half we were happy with what we did and we had chances on the break. Second half we probably took our foot off the gas. We knew they had another level to their game.
"The way the goals are going in at the minute it's quite similar. The break has probably come at a good time for the group to regroup, refocus, and to go into the rest of the season with a much needed break now."
See Flinders' full reaction to Saturday's result by watching for free on iFollow at the top of the page and on the EFL iFollow app - available to download on your smartphone.
Next for the Robins is a home game in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday evening when Exeter City are the visitors up the M5.
Kick-off against the Grecians is at 7pm and tickets are available to buy in advance online and from the ticket office.