Danny Wilson believes Wednesday night's Johnstone Paint Trophy clash against Notts County will be an open affair.
"Keith (Curle) will have his own ideas on his team, but we will go to Meadow Lane in a positive frame of mind and with a really positive attitude," said the Blades chief.
"I am sure they will come out and attack, most teams try and take the game to the opposition when playing at home and we expect nothing less. Personally I think it will be an open and entertaining game and, in front of the television cameras, it is an opportunity to shine.
"We don't fear anybody but, as always, will give the opposition the utmost respect."
The Blades boss, who felt his team should have won the league fixture between the sides in September, says both sets of players could play with more freedom without league points at stake.
Wilson added: "We took a lot of positives from that performance last month, but it was definitely a game we should have won.
"Wednesday will be different because perhaps there isn't as much at stake and both clubs will admit the league remains the priority.
"But that could see a game without any pressure on either side and sometimes under those circumstances players can perform better."