Chris Morgan says the Blades still have everything to play for this season and insists the players are champing at the bit to kick-off the play-off campaign.
Morgan is also backing his team to score goals when it counts, adamant there is real belief within the confines of the dressing room.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Morgan said: "It is potentially a three-game mini-season, three cup finals really. We have planned since the Portsmouth game for the challenge that lies ahead and come Friday we will be ready.
"We know we are strong defensively, but we know what makes us tick going forward and have players who will score goals in big games. We believe we can win big games and have proved that this season, we beat Bournemouth twice and most recently beat Swindon.
"Nobody will be backed like we will be on Friday night and it is down to us to make the most of the crowd and use our home advantage. In an ideal world we would have played at home second, but look at the Champions League, it doesn't really make a difference."
He continued: "We need to be strong over the tie and rise to the occasion. This season we aren't the favourites, perhaps that might suit us. We aren't in the best of form and a lot of people won't fancy us.
"But this is a big club and with that comes pressure and expectation; the players must handle that if they are going to be successful.
"All four clubs deserve to be in the shake-up but now it comes down to who handles the occasion the best, it will be them that wins promotion."