Stevenage boss Gary Smith believes the race for the League One play-offs will be decided by who best handles the pressure.
Boro beat top-six rivals Carlisle 1-0 on Tuesday night with a late goal to move above the Cumbrians up to seventh place in the table and to within a point of Notts County, who go into this weekend's fixtures occupying the final play-off spot.
Smith said: "On Tuesday night, when the pressure was on, we came good. It was a performance that showed everyone we are really going for this and we think we have got a chance here.
"When the pressure mounts it does strange things to people. Of course, we can't affect Notts County now, but what we have done is put them under some pressure.
"Don't count Carlisle out of the mix yet either. They have got a tough game at the weekend [away at Sheffield Wednesday] but they will feel if they keep pushing they may end up in the spot they want to be."