Tony McMahon is already setting his standards high for next season and he is urging his team-mates to follow suit.
The defender, who is likely to miss the first few weeks of pre-season as he continues to recover from a troublesome Achilles problem, believes it is down to the players to hit the ground running after the disappointment of last season, regardless of who the new manager is at Bramall Lane.
Looking ahead to next term and commenting on the current managerial vacancy at the Lane, McMahon remarked:
"When the new manager arrives there will be some players who will probably have to move on and although it is never nice, it is part of football these days.
"Whoever the new manager is we as players have to stick together get behind him and go again next season.
"There is so much speculation going on at the moment, I have seen a lot of names mentioned throughout the last few weeks but at the moment nobody knows who it will be.
"When we return on the first day of pre-season, all the lads must be ready to graft hard because it won't be easy, nor should it.
"The new manager will expect a response from last season and it is down to the players to react positively.
"I came here to win promotion last summer, so we have to make sure next season is our year."