Billy Sharp is optimistic the Blades can pick up from where they left off in EFL League One, when Port Vale visit Bramall Lane at the weekend.
The skipper admits it was disappointing to be forced to take an enforced break last weekend, but insists it will be all systems go again when the Valiants arrive at S2 on Saturday.
Sharp remarked: "We would have liked to have played the Walsall game given the momentum we had, but it is a game in hand now and we're still there or thereabouts.
"We are unbeaten in seven league matches and confidence is high. Apart from the Southend game, the performances have been there all season, so it's nice that results are backing that up.
"We got good points at both Scunthorpe and Fleetwood, we would have probably lost both games last season."
The captain added: "The lads have that desire and determination not to be beaten, if we can't win, we don't lose, the manager emphasises that every week.
"We know if we win our home games and pick up points away from home we won't be far away.
"The new manager has come in and installed a genuine confidence and belief because it was something we lacked massively last season when things didn't go our way."