Speaking ahead of Friday' Sky Bet League One clash with Notts County at Bramall Lane, skipper Michael Doyle says the Blades are content with their progress this season.
But the experienced Irishman insists there is still much more to come from Nigel Clough's side, with Doyle believing a notably winning run isn't far away, a cause that will be boosted by the return of strikers Michael Higdon and Marc McNulty.
The captain commented: "We are still along where from where we want to be despite a decent start.
"We haven't hit top form yet, not by a long way, yet we are fifth in the league, in the quarter-finals of the League Cup and still in the FA Cup, so there is every reason to be optimistic.
"In the top six we are probably the only team that hasn't been on good winning run, so with that hopefully around the corner we will consolidate our position in the play-offs and push on towards the top two, that's our aim."
He added: "We have got players coming back to fitness now and that will give the manager more options and that is probably something we haven't had in the last two or three weeks.
"The games are coming thick and fast, it is intense and hopefully as we head towards Christmas everyone will make a contribution as we look to strengthen our already healthy position."