Tony McMahon was delighted to return to action at the weekend after a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
The right-back had been plagued with a long-standing Achilles problem since the defeat at Portsmouth in April and after returning to action at the end of pre-season, McMahon injured his ankle in the friendly at York City on the eve of the new season.
Now, back in the position he filled for much of last season, the defender is just glad to be back.
He remarked: "It has been a long, hard summer for me personally and pre-season has been tough, but I got some reward for my hard work against Colchester.
"I was delighted to be back in the thick of the action and it would have just been nice to complete my comeback with three points.
"The way the Gaffer wants the team to play suits me and although I am defender first and foremost, there is nothing better than bombing on to support the attack.
"When you return to action it is easy to try and do too much too soon, but I am experienced enough to settle back in quickly and take it all in my stride."
On the 1-1 stalemate with the U's, McMahon conceded the Blades were unhappy with a point: "Colchester came here to do a job and obviously we are disappointed with the manner of their goal and ultimately that cost us the chance to take all three points."