Nathan Thomas hopes to be involved against his boyhood club on Saturday evening.
But the 22-year-old says three points for the Blades at The Riverside would top any personal achievements.
Thomas admits it has taken time for him to adapt to life at the Lane, commenting: "It's the first time I've played properly with these lads.
"It comes with practice, obviously in training you learn how the lads play, but the real test is when you get out there on a Saturday or Tuesday.
"It takes time, but you've got to be ready and pick things up quickly. We train as we play, everything is high tempo and the standards rarely drop.
"It couldn't be more different to what I've known in the past. It has taken me time to get up to the levels the lads expect and demand, but I'm getting there and I'm loving my time here."
Looking ahead to Saturday's clash, Thomas added: "I will keep working hard, trying to impress the Gaffer and pushing for a regular place in the squad.
"I've got an opportunity and if I continue to work hard enough I'm sure it will come.
"Middlesbrough was the first game I looked at for a number of reasons, but whether I'm involved or not going there and getting a positive result would make my weekend."