Chris Basham says the three points were all that mattered on Tuesday night, as the Blades overcame Burton at Bramall Lane.
Speaking in the aftermath of the 2-0 success, the ever-dependable defender remarked: "It's the crunch time of the season, the Gaffer talks about it all the time and it's about points not performances now.
"We were frustrated with how the game went in the first-half, particularly the opening 25-30 minutes."
Basham added: "But once that second goal goes in we settled right down and played really well after that, like we have for long periods this season.
"The impact of the substitutes was really good too, they came on and made a difference and Jamal (Blackman) made a few big saves when needed.