Stephen McGinn says spirits are high ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Peterborough United, following Saturday's vital 2-1 success over Port Vale at Bramall Lane.
"It was a massive relief to get that result," McGinn said. "That was the over-riding feeling in the dressing room afterwards.
"It's really tough when you are on a bad run because every time you come into work on a Monday morning, it's another post-mortem. Another round of looking at what happened and what went wrong.
"Fortunately, we haven't had to do that this week. The mood has been pretty different."
The Scottish midfielder regained his place in the starting line-up against the Valiants, another pleasing aspect for McGinn during the recent turnaround in fortunes under interim boss Chris Morgan.
"It's great to be back involved again," he added. "It's not nice at the best of times to be out of the team but it's even worse when they results aren't coming and points are being dropped."
Concluding by looking ahead to the clash with the in-form Posh, the former Watford man added: "Peterborough are a good team and we will show them the respect they deserve. But we won't be showing them too much respect because we've got good players too.
"I played with Britt (Assombalonga) at Watford; he is such a raw talent, so quick and strong, with a real eye for goal.
"We have to defend excellently as a team for 90 minutes because they have several attacking options, but we will be organised and resolute and there is no reason why we can hurt Peterborough at the other end of the pitch."