Chris Wilder believes his side remain capable of putting themselves back in play-off contention in the coming weeks, by 'stringing three or four wins together'.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's early kick-off against fellow top-six hopefuls Leeds United, Wilder remarked: "This time of the season comes around and you look at the fixtures with respect, knowing that whoever you're playing teams have to win for differing reasons.
"You look at them and think they've got to go there, it's difficult to get a result there, if we win this one and that one.
"Teams at the bottom are fighting for their lives because of the drop and how big it is, you don't want to be playing League One football if you're a big Championship club.
"At the other end, teams like us want to try and get in the play-offs and if you are capable of stringing three or four wins together, the picture soon changes.
"It changed for the likes of Fulham, Villa and Preston, if you win games you put yourself right up there."
The Blades boss added: "I've got to pick the right side and formation, we've not done badly too so far.
"It's difficult to understand sometimes, supporters don't see what happens in the week and how people are feeling and looking, but they are all desperate to play.
"What does impress me is the players go about things in the right way, they work hard to try and put their hands up for selection."