Neill Collins is expecting a keenly-contested clash against the MK Dons on Saturday, but believes the fixture will be a good footballing spectacle.
Under new boss David Weir, United continue to try and play an attractive brand of football in League One, something Saturday's visitors have persevered with for the last few seasons, a fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by the Blades' experienced centre-half.
Collins is hoping the changes throughout the summer will be the blueprint for success at Bramall Lane and he says that is the least the supporters deserve for the continued backing in recent seasons, through a number of highs and lows.
He remarked: "Saturday's game should be a good one for the neutral, both teams have clear philosophies of how they want to play, so let's just hope we can utilise home advantage and get a win that will give everyone a confidence boost, most of all the fans.
"Since the day I arrived at this club back in January 2011 they have been tremendous and despite relegation and two near misses in the play-offs, they always turn up in good numbers and their backing is often become invaluable.
"Of course, as players we want to be successful, I know what it is like to win promotion and that is why I am so determined to help get the Club back into the Championship, because these people here deserve to see their team be winning and that is why there is such an expectation at Sheffield United."