Shaun Miller is hoping Boxing Day 2013 is a more memorable one and less painful to the 2012 version.
After breaking into the team following a summer move from Crewe Alexandra, Miller was finding top form and had opened the scoring against Scunthorpe United when a freak collision saw him stretched off with cruciate knee ligament damage.
Ten gruelling months later, Miller returned to action against Port Vale in October and the striker is keen to cap the one-year anniversary of his untimely injury by scoring a goal at Bramall Lane on Thursday to firmly banish all memories of that incident.
Speaking ahead of the clash with Oldham Athletic, Miller remarked: "It has been a rollcoaster of a year, but I am certainly hoping this Boxing Day is the day when I can finally forget about the trauma of twelve months ago.
"It would be fantastic to score at Bramall Lane, but more importantly I just hope we can beat one of our nearest rivals and move further up the table.
"Christmas is always a vital period and if we can extend our current turnaround into 2014 then the future will certainly be a lot brighter than it was a couple of months ago.
"Personally I am getting sharper and fitter with every game I play, but I am desperate to score that first goal, hopefully it will kick start my comeback."