Tranmere Rovers have "nine cup finals left" to maintain their Football League status, says midfielder Max Power.
Despite having captain Steve Jennings sent off late on, Rovers won 2-1 at Cambridge to move out of the League Two relegation places on goal difference.
Power, 21, opened the scoring before Danny Gardner scored his second goal in four games since joining on loan from Chesterfield.
"We're not getting carried away," Power told BBC Radio Merseyside.
"We're still in a sticky situation but we've got nine more cup finals - if we replicate what we did tonight, I'm sure it will be enough to see us over the line."
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The three points ended a run of five losses in a row for Micky Adams' side, who are level on points with York and Cheltenham.
Power has progressed through the Tranmere youth system and made his 100th league appearance for the Merseysiders at the Abbey Stadium.
"This was do or die for us really," he added. "You could see the emotion at the end how much it meant, it's been a tough couple of weeks.
"Hopefully we can have a good run in now."