Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson has brushed off losing his first home game in charge, after his side when down 1-0 to local rivals Doncaster earlier in the week.
Wilson takes the helm of the Blades as the club attempts to bounce back into the Npower Championship after last year's relegation, and believes confidence is rightly high within the club's camp.
Sheffield United had been on an unbeaten run in pre-season under Wilson, who received a warm welcome at Bramall Lane and was unperturbed by the outcome at the final whistle.
“It was a good work out for us, but the result isn’t the key thing. It is all about improving our fitness," said the Blades boss.
“We had a good work out in Malta and against Doncaster and we have another game on Sunday so hopefully we will be flying when the Oldham match comes along.”
Right-back Matthew Lowton, who is happy to be staying at Sheffield United, said that the whole team is "up for the fight" that awaits in Npower League One, reiterating previous comments from his manager.
The 22-year-old said: “With the squad we have got now we can challenge at the top. We have got depth where we need it.
“Everyone is up for the fight and behind the team so I think we have got a great chance.
“Promotion is the target and we are all looking forward to the season. It is going to be tough because we are the big fish and everyone will want to beat us. We are going to be their cup final. Teams will want to come and turn us over.
“We have to be patient, pass the ball and try not to get frustrated. We have got some tough away days at little grounds so we have to be psychologically strong to deal with that.”