United's future remains bright, according to Michael Doyle, who is tipping the Club's youngsters to progress further next term.
Several Academy graduates featured prominently for the Blades in the second half of last season and the skipper is confident there is more to come in the future.
Doyle remarked: "There are some really good young players here and they are desperate for an opportunity.
"The key is for them is to be consistent, performing week in, week out, you cannot afford to take your foot off the gas at a club like this.
"We might have to rely on these lads more now and they have to continue to grow up fast and contribute.
"Fans have seen the way they have performed in short spells and they have done tremendously well but now they need to do it over a period of nine months, a full season)."
Jordan Chapell, George Long, Joe Ironside, Terry Kennedy, Elliott Whitehouse, Aaron Barry and Callum McFadzean, who scored in the play-offs, were all involved in first team squads late in the 2012-13 campaign.