The top two tiers in English football, the Premier League and the Championship, now embark on their first international break of the 2019/20 season.
Many clubs, particularly in the top-flight, will lose access to their players for at least the next week as they will link up with their respective national teams.
For others, it’s a chance to rest, but that’s not the case for West Brom’s £4m man Charlie Austin.
And no, the 6 foot 2 striker hasn’t earned his first-ever England call-up.
He is using this period to ramp up his fitness so he can cement his name amongst Slaven Bilic’s starting XI.
The 30-year-old didn’t have much of a pre-season after his former Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl practically froze him out of the squad entirely by not naming him for their tours of Austria and Ireland.
Austin put up this tweet on Monday, which has left several supporters at the Hawthorns touting him for big things this season.
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) September 2, 2019
One member of the Baggies faithful joked that he would get the beers in at Cheltenham festival if the striker scores 15 goals by then.
Whilst another added that he would be the key to this season and that it was great to see his commitment to the club.
The formidable forward has a more than respectable goal tally in this league alone, scoring 68 times in 134 appearances for both QPR and Burnley, per Transfermarkt.
A further West Brom supporter spoke on behalf of the entire fanbase to say that everyone was rooting for him. Austin has struggled this term and is yet to score a league goal.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
We’re rooting for you mate I know you’ve had a bad start but the goals will defo come good luck this season.
— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) September 3, 2019
Good work Chaz. Try using a slight incline on the treadmill though as it will increase calorie burn & build muscle in your ankles, glutes, thighs & calves…… you’ll get x25 goals then this season ?
— Matty Cartwright (@hammermatt1) September 2, 2019
Just 20 lad….
Get 15 of them by March I’ll get the beers in at Cheltenham ???⚽️⚽️⚽️
— Dave Chall (@theboychalloner) September 2, 2019
Be banging the goals in before you know it
— justin courtney (@jdcecfc) September 2, 2019
Keep up the good work bro u will@soon start banging the goals in
— Mark baggies beckett (@markloutaylor) September 2, 2019
Let the goals flow!!!! ?⚪️
— Jacob (@westbromfan08) September 2, 2019
?? keep it up mate would love to see you banging them in
— Chris washbrook (@Chriswashbrook1) September 2, 2019
Great work Chat, your fitness and goals are the key to our season, we have better creativity this season , we just need your quality finishing to put the icing on the cake, great to see your Commitment to our course ???
— martin1evans (@martin1evans) September 2, 2019