Dave Kitson has revealed that he is excited following his transfer deadline day arrival at Bramall Lane.
The forward is a friend of the McCabe family but insists he is surprised this deal came to light, despite a visit to South Yorkshire to watch Danny Wilson's men last season:
"I have known Simon (McCabe) for a number of years and, by extension, his father (Kevin). Simon and I live in the same area so our wives are friends and our kids play together. I have known him for a while and it was a natural invite to watch a game of football.
"I came to a couple of games at the end of last season, the play-off semi-final against Stevenage and the final at Wembley. I also went to the game at Colchester last month.
"It wasn't with the thought of doing anything, as such, but I always threw in that they could do with an extra striker - that is just how I see the games."
The striker, who started his professional career at Cambridge United, appreciates he faces genuine competition to feature, but is confident his deal, which runs until the 31st December, can be successful to all concerned:
"The Gaffer has added a couple of exciting strikers through the summer, but hopefully I can add another option and a bit of experience.
"This short-term deal suits everyone to see how things work out and I am excited about getting started.
"There is no substitute for playing matches and experiencing different situations, that is what the youngsters need but hopefully I can help them along the way."
On his own experience of Bramall Lane and the ambitions of the Blades, Kitson concluded: "This is a fantastic club, with a brilliant stadium, that is an intimidating place to come to when it is rocking and I have found that out nearly everytime I have played for.
"Hopefully we are now back on the path to the Championship because that is where everyone knows this club belongs, at the very least. We have a terrific fanbase and the people behind the scenes deserve to see their club playing at a higher level."