Ahead of taking his players to Spain for warm weather training during the international break, Chris Wilder confirmed Saturday's Yorkshire derby victory was a big boost.
Chris Basham scored the game's only goal to beat Leeds United and leapfrog the Elland Road side into second place in the SkyBet Championship.
Chief Wilder commented: "Everyone was looking forward to the game, but I've been consistent in what I've said, it was not a season-defining result, we are not into the last three or four games, we have eight games to go.
"I'm fully respectful of all the teams we've got to play, anyone can beat anyone at any given moment in this league. We will rest, enjoy ourselves and then be back to work because with eight games left, now is the time for the big push."
The United boss added: "We can play better with the ball than we did against Leeds but you have to do what you need to do to win a football match and I'll gladly take the win.
"We've done our bit for now, seven clean sheets in a row is an amazing record. The Leeds result has given us a big boost, we go into the international break full of confidence in second place."