"I'm knackered," said Danny Rose as he walked out from the dressing room some 30 minutes after Stevenage had beaten Doncaster Rovers in League Two.

He had every right to be as he was one of the Boro squad who put in a monumental shift during the 1-0 win at the Lamex, a result that leaves them four points clear of the chasing pack with four games to play.

He had composed himself by the time the interview started, where he enthused about the performance but also reminded everyone that focus was still required.

"Yeah, I needed a long shower," he said. "I was a bit tired.  

"The boys are down to the bare bones at the minute but what a performance. It was very good, worthy of more than one goal. 

"I think it maybe could have gone two or three. I've missed one early doors, [Jake Taylor] has snatched at one as well but we deserved it, we definitely deserved it.

"[The effort] has been there all season. We've had a little bit of a dip but we know what we're about and that's the Stevenage [way] that's got us success throughout the season.

"And it is another three points, back-to-back wins and we'll move on Saturday now. 

"We just need to continue that now for the last four games and try and get over the line." 

Aside from the early chance that was skewed wide, Rose had an acrobatic effort late on that bounced off the top of the crossbar.

And while every striker wants to score, he admitted that he isn't too bothered about whether things fall for him at this stage of the season, as long as the team keep picking up points.

He said: "Someone else said it a few weeks back, it doesn’t matter who scores now, as long as we're picking up the three points, that's all that matters.  

"We just need to find a way to win games, that’s what we said before this one and we said before Wimbledon as well. 

"It's that time of the season. 

"We’re confident. That's two good wins but we know we're not over the line just yet. We've got to keep grafting and keep running. 

"That performance out there shows we're all in it together. 

"Even lads that are injured or not in the squad, we're all pulling together. We're all in this and we all want to get that end goal and that is trying to get promoted. 

"We know the task in hand, we've got two tough away games coming up now, so we just need to stay focused.  

"It would be an absolutely brilliant achievement for a side that was maybe joint favourites to be relegated at the start of the season, so hopefully we can."