Jordan Roberts says now is not the time for Stevenage to take their foot off the gas - now they have moved back into the top three of League Two.

He had put Boro in front at home to AFC Wimbledon after just four minutes only for Ali Al-Hamadi to equalise seven minutes later.

However, a winner from Jamie Reid just past the hour gave them a 2-1 success and with five games to go, Roberts says they have to keep the momentum going.

He said: "We've had a tough spell and we've made it hard for ourselves in a way, but we go into each week knowing what we can do. 

"In a way we’ve had to revert to basics but everyone's leaving everything out on the pitch. 

"It's crunch time, we're so close. There’s five games left and the fans know how close we are.

"They've been fantastic and we're nearly there for them. We want to do it for them and everyone watching us. 

"But it is down to us. We have to keep pushing, we have to keep driving one another on and we've got to leave it all out there. 

"A famous saying in our changing room among the lads is empty the tank. You have to leave everything out there, there's no question about it. 

"Last week, after the Hartlepool game, and here, the lads were on the floor after 90 minutes and it just shows how much they give to the game. 

"We're all in it for each other and it's good to see."

His goal had given Boro the exact start they would have wished for, but he also revealed they hadn't panicked when the Dons equalised.

He said: "It's been a while since I've been on the scoresheet but getting the win for the whole team is more important for me.  

"We’ve goal scorers all over the pitch this year and I think that's been an important factor.

"The equaliser was a sucker punch but it's a 95-minute game and there's no rush to score a goal. 

"We know we've got plenty of goal scorers in the team so we stayed patient. We didn't come out and try to score straight away. 

"Everyone wants to come here and throw a spanner in the works but we controlled the game very well."

And it wasn't just the goal that earned him the plaudits, his work off the ball and in defence, winning tackles by his own corner flag also catching the eye.

With a sly grin he admitted that he has no choice in that.

"That's part and parcel of the game in a way and it's definitely part and parcel of playing for the manager," he said. "You have to give your all.

"Everyone will fight out there for each other and we've shown that before and maybe we've taken our foot off the gas in a way. 

"We can’t go into any game with our foot off the gas.

"We're in control of the games we play. We can't control what goes on north, south, east or west of us. 

"That's out of our hands that but what we can do is go out there, like we did against Wimbledon, and give our all. 

"There's no reason why we can't do it. We just need the same belief, confidence and work ethic."