MADS Andersen has promised to come back ‘like a beast’ after a return to his native Denmark during the current international break.

The 24-year-old defender, who is captain in the absence of the injured Cauley Woodrow, went back home earlier this week. He told the Chronicle: “I will see my family and clear my mind then come back like a beast.

“It’s very important for me, we play so many games here that it’s good to get away and get some rest. I will not do much, just sit and stare.

“I will see my family but I want to really calm down, you cannot always be going out. I will sit down and rest.”

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After the break, the third-bottom Reds host fourth-bottom Reading who are five points above them.

Andersen was frustrated with Saturday’s loss at Sheffield United but takes confidence from 14 points collected from the previous eight games.

“We can look back at the last games and be happy overall.

“This (Saturday’s defeat) shouldn’t be something that gets our confidence down.

“We just rest up now then we have a very important game against Reading.

“It is a massive one.

“We have eight finals left and we’ll do everything we can to win them.

“If we win the last four home games we have in the schedule, I think we will be in a good position.”

While Andersen has been relaxing this week, his team-mates Michal Helik and Callum Styles have been on international duty with Poland and Hungary respectively.

“I am happy for them.

“It’s a big motivation for me to see them playing for their countries.

“Hopefully it will be me soon.

“That’s the plan.”

On the opening goal from a quick free-kick at Bramall Lane, Andersen said: “We should have been more ready.

“It’s not good enough. It’s everybody. We shouldn’t switch off in a situation like that. We can’t do that. We have to learn from it.

“We played a good first hour but to lose 2-0 is very disappointing.

“We felt like we were on top of them. But we stopped following the plan.

“We can take some good things from the first hour. It’s not a disaster. It is a tough ground to go to. We just have to keep the confidence high.”