There were some tired limbs by the end but a third straight win for Stevenage is the result of long and hard hours on the training ground says Steve Evans.

Boro won 2-1 away to Cambridge United in League One, to back up league wins at Northampton and at home to Shrewsbury, as well as penalty success over Watford in the Carabao Cup.

And they had to scrap for the three points, Jamie Reid scoring two minutes after the U's had cancelled out a Jordan Roberts opener 10 minutes from time.

The boss though has no worries about the recovery of his weary troops.

He said: "We can't ask those players to give us anymore. 

"We had to dig deep in the second half and we had to continue to try and press them in the right areas. 

"When we did that, we caught them. 

"They're incredibly fit these boys. They’ll have [Wednesday] off to rest and then they’ll bounce in on Thursday. 

"We’ll train with a high tempo on Thursday and Friday, that's what we did last year and it’s what I’ve always done. 

"Working dogs are good dogs." 

The victory kept Stevenage's perfect record after three games but ended Cambridge's.

Evans believes the Abbey Stadium side will win plenty of games this year but felt they were worthy winners on the night.

He said: "We knew that that Cambridge have got an identity this year with the big lad up front and with how they play and how they counter. 

"They are very direct, they hurt you with pace, so we made changes to freshen the team up and there's no doubt we should have perhaps had the game over in the first half. 

"But rather than good chances, we don't take advantage of getting in good areas. 

"Cambridge were much better at counter attacking than we were in the final third in that second half but if it had been anything other than away victory, it would have been a travesty. 

"We missed three or four good opportunities. Jamie Reid should put us in front earlier than he did but it's a great strike to get the winner. 

"And the credit to us is they get their goal from a shot across the box where they get a bit good fortune, that can happen, but they don’t make another chance. 

"That’s credit to us because this is a good Cambridge team. There's no one sitting here saying this ain’t a good team. 

"They will win lots of games."