Ade Azeez is revelling in AFC Wimbledon’s push for promotion from League Two.
The Dons sit just six points out of the play-off places with 11 games of the season to go after Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 victory over York City.
Jack Smith struck a last-gasp winner against the Minstermen to keep them in the hunt for a top-seven finish.
Azeez started his career at Charlton Athletic and became more used to relegation battles with the Addicks than the lottery of the play-offs.
He is enjoying looking up rather than down ahead of this weekend’s trip to Exeter and believes the Dons have enough grit and determination to finish strongly.
The 21-year-old said: “League Two is a crazy league. A win or a draw can make a huge difference.
“We’re six points off the play-offs now and I think the mood in the camp is good. We know that we’re strong at home and can go and win away from home as well. Anything can happen in this league. It’s not over until it’s over.
“This is the closest I’ve come to being involved in the play-offs in my career and I’m loving it. I think we can do it.
“When I was Charlton we were mostly battling relegation and the one year when we went up I wasn’t in the squad at that time. I was around the camp seeing the promotion push but being involved in it this time is good for my development.”
Smith struck on the stroke of full time to clinch victory on Saturday.
The former Millwall full-back rifled home a superb drive after City striker Jake Hyde had cancelled out Adeji Oshilaja's opener for the hosts at Kingsmeadow.
Azeez added: It was the defenders who got the goals but we’re a team.
“We knew it was going to be a scrappy game on that pitch and given where they are in the league we knew they would fight to the death. I thought we dug in and did well in the second half and lucky Jack has popped up with the goal at the end.”
Meanwhile, Jake Goodman is pushing for a return to action after two months out through injury. He played 90 minutes for the U21s on Monday.
Goalkeeper James Shea remains sidelined for the next five weeks.