Blades stopper Paddy Kenny admits he is hungry for success both at club and international level and feels he has steadily improved over his six years at the Lane.
Kenny, though, is refusing to rest on his laurels and knows that a continuation of his development is needed if he is to kick on to the next level, which may see the Republic of Ireland come calling for his services again:
"I have to keep improving in every aspect of the game. I train hard and hopefully that means I don't let anyone down on the pitch.
"I want to play every game and be part of a successful team, and I am probably more determined now after the relegation season and the finish to last year.
"Speaking to Alan Kelly over the summer I told him I wanted to get back involved, but at the time I was having my knee operation.
"I haven't heard anything since but if I play well for Sheffield United they might come knocking - and everybody wants to play for their country."