Striker Danny Rose wants to use tonight’s goal as a building block to find the back of the net more often across the season.
The former Bury frontman climbed off the bench to score an injury-time winner for Steve Evans’ side at home to Blackpool this evening as the Stags moved to within a point of the play-off places.
And the 22-year-old striker hopes to use tonight’s goal to increase his goal tally in the current Sky Bet League Two season.
“Hopefully I can kick on from here. I needed that goal and hopefully it’s one of many more to come,” Rose said.
“The goal’s hopefully installed a lot of confidence in to me and hopefully I can get some more.
“I started the season in good form, one goal in one, but then I petered off a little bit but hopefully, like I said, it’s one of many.”
Although tonight’s match was a closely-fought affair, Rose believes his goal was the winner which his team-mates’ performance deserved.
“I think the lads deserved it over the 90 minutes. From a personal point of view, I felt there was only one winner and I’m glad I got the winner.
“I thought there was only going to be one goal in it and from the look of it, it was going to be us. I don’t think they really threatened and I thought we deserved the three points in the end.
“Every man on the team was brilliant tonight. I think the lads deserved that more than me.”
Looking ahead to the future, Rose says it’s important that the Stags focus on each game as it comes.
“We’ll just take it step-by-step. He’s (Steve Evans) just said it in there – we’ll take it one game by one and we’ll move on to Carlisle now and then we’ll move on to the next one and hopefully we’ll be up there.
“It’s a long season, it’s still early stages. The table’s starting to take shape but I think we’ll be 'up there'.
“The lads are buzzing. We’ll move on to Carlisle, that’s a long trip but we’ll prepare right and we’ll give it a good go [on] Saturday.”
Stags have four senior strikers at the club – Rose, Pat Hoban, Matt Green and Darius Henderson – and the Barnsley-born forward believes the competition for places helps the frontmen to strive to improve.
“Greeny’s got his goals and Pat’s started to get his goals, it’s healthy competition but it’s going to be a good season so we’ll see how it goes.”
Supporters can view Danny Rose’s post-match interview on Stags PlayerHD.