Neill Collins certainly put his head in where it hurt against Rochdale, he had the battle scars to prove it, but that didn't bother him in the slightest having netted the winner.
The experienced defender, who had earlier sustained a facial injury having made a timely intervention at the other end, scored his third of the season to edge the five-goal thriller in the Blades favour last Saturday and speaking afterwards he felt United shaded what was a closely fought contest against Keith Hill's Dale.
Collins remarked: "I think we deserved the win in the end, we showed good character to respond positively to being pegged twice and despite Rochdale giving it another go we saw the game out well.
"It was an important win, one that saw us go above Rochdale and back into the top six.
"We scored three good goals and although it would be nice to be keeping more clean sheets the most important thing is the three points."
Looking ahead the Scotsman added: "We know can enjoy a good week on the training ground with no midweek fixture, prior to a busy spell of fixtures starting at Oldham on Saturday.
"The Gaffer speaks regularly about building momentum and hopefully on the back of two wins we are moving in the right direction again."