Micky Mellon is determined to keep his feet on the ground after in-form Tranmere overcame MK Dons 2-1, moving to within two points of the automatic promotion places.
David Perkins gave Rovers the lead on the half hour mark, only for Kieran Agard to restore parity two minutes later.
But Connor Jennings headed home the winner 28 minutes from time, making it nine wins out of 12 for Rovers, as Milton Keynes dropped out of the top three.
Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month Mellon said: “It was a real effort for us to beat a very good side. We knew that we’d have to be very good at all the things that we were good at in order to try and get that result.
“We’re delighted with the three points, but that’s all it is. We honestly won’t get carried away. There’ll be no one doing cartwheels around here.
“We’ve now got ourselves into a fantastic position and we have to make sure that we keep focused and working hard, keep trying to pick up points.
“It was a good game. It represented the division very well on a very poor pitch. But with a big crowd here, we were delighted to get that first goal.
“Nine of the players that played in that side today played in the National League last year, so to turn in performances like that is all credit to them.”
There was little to choose between the two sides, but when the Dons failed to clear a corner they could do nothing to prevent Perkins volleying home from the edge of the box.
Agard’s close-range header from the dangerous Jake Hesketh’s right-wing cross pulled the visitors level, but it was the hosts asking all of the questions after the break.
Preston loanee Ben Pringle provided a beautiful cross for Jennings to head home the winner that gave Rovers all three points.
Dons boss Paul Tisdale said: “It’s disappointing. Not what we wanted. We tried really hard, but didn’t have enough of a threat in us today to really trouble Tranmere.
“It was a real challenge for us, but I still don’t underestimate our chances with four games to go.
“The first half was even. It was difficult conditions, very bumpy, very windy (against) a team that are very competitive.
“We stood our ground and competed enough to have a share of the spoils in the first half and, although we tried our hardest, we didn’t quite have enough of a threat and nothing seemed to work second half.
“Their second goal – as obvious as it sounds – it changed the course of the game. They sat everyone in tight shape, they’re good at it.
“We didn’t have enough in the conditions. If I was going to say which team looked more likely to score it was possibly them.”