Danny Wilson remained buoyant about this season's prospects after his team drew to Coventry at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night.
Wilson felt that the Blades were unlucky not to take all three points from the match after coming back from a 1-0 deficit.
"It was a great performance - I'm not overly disappointed with the result," said the Blades chief. "It's the second game of the league season and when we perform like that it's very encouraging. There was a penetration about our football although we didn't quite finish off good moves, overall the performance was very good.
"The fans have every right to expect and demand such performances. We won't win every week but they want to see that when the players pull on the shirt they are determined to succeed. They saw that at Coventry.
"We had opportunities and maybe as we go further in the season those chances will go in. I'll give the players the benefit of the doubt, given their rustiness, but certainly the way we created opportunities was promising.
Wilson was, though, dissatisfied with the concession of the only Coventry goal, around the hour mark: "It wasn't a disappointing performance, obviously, but to concede a goal to a punt down the middle was frustrating.
"From Coventry's point of view, they've shown they've got some good players. They've got a great chance of going back up at the first time of asking. Their infrastructure, like ours, is all set up to play at a higher level, however, that doesn't guarantee success. This is a tough league and you've got to be ready for the long haul, not just a month or two."