Andy Butler says he isn't surprised to see that the Blades have been installed as favourites with bookmakers to win Sky Bet League One next season, but he is optimistic the players can handle the pressure.
"It's going to be fiercely competitive but we've got the characters to cope with that," the 30-year-old said. "Without a shadow of a doubt.
"People like Michael Doyle and Neill Collins are streetwise; Chris Porter comes into that bracket too. I know because I've played against them enough times in the past and I'm just glad they're on my side now.
"You need that edge, that nasty streak out there on the pitch, if you like, to do the business. I can't wait to be a part of that and hopefully help bring even more experience and knowledge to the table."
Yorkshireman Butler, who joined the Blades on a two-year deal earlier this month, added:
"The one thing you need in this division is consistency and the run the lads went on last season was brilliant."
"The plans the manager has got for this place are really impressive and should help us pick up where the team left off last season.
"Momentum is really important and this is a massive football club. The 9th August can't come soon enough for me personally."