Stephen McGinn expects Saturday's clash against Bradford City to be a typical 'blood and thunder' Yorkshire derby.
McGinn believes the Blades are now better equipped to face Phil Parkinson's Bantams than when the two sides last met in August, when a double from the now departed Nahki Wells settled the contest in City's favour.
Looking ahead to the weekend, McGinn said: "The boys are really looking forward to Saturday; we know it will be blood and thunder from the first minute to the last but we are ready and I am sure Bradford will tell you the same.
"We come into on the back of two disappointing away defeats in the league and Bradford aren't in the best form either, but it will count for nothing when we go head-to-head.
"They recently lost Nahki Wells but on Thursday signed Aaron McLean from Hull City, so alongside James Hanson I am sure they will be a real threat going forward.
"But for us the focus is on getting a positive start and if we get in front really ramming home our advantage and killing the game off.
"Our supporters deserve a good performance at Bramall Lane, they have turned out in fantastic numbers at Villa and Notts County, so now we must repay them with a home win on Saturday."