Florent Cuvelier is understandably delighted to back in the thick of the action, after a 2014 to forget.
The Belgian midfielder returned from nearly 11 months out with a serious knee injury in Saturday's FA Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle, claiming an assist in a frantic five minute cameo appearance.
Cuvelier then followed that up by completing 70 minutes of the U21 Premier League Cup tie against his former club Stoke City at Moss Rose on Monday night and he admits it is a relief to be finally back out there doing what he does best.
The 22-year-old, who suffered the injury whilst on-loan at Port Vale, believes he has some unfinished business at Bramall Lane and hopes Saturday's brief showing was a taste of things to come.
He remarked: "It has been a long, long time coming, but all the hardwork, those long days in the gym alone are all worth it when you get to pull your shirt on again.
"Obviously there is still a long way to go in terms of returning to full fitness and rediscovering my best form which nobody here will have seen, but this is a good starting point.
"I might have only played five minutes or so, but it is a fantastic achievement and a small reward for all my efforts, I will be honest though, it felt like I had played 95 minutes!
"I honestly believe though that I will come back a better player, both physically and mentally and I hope to be able to show the management, my team-mates and the supporters exactly what I am capable of."