Harry Kewell knows that Saturday's game away to Cheltenham Town will be tough, but insists the work his side have put in on the training field this week should stand them in good stead, as they go in search of their first win of the season at the LCI Rail Stadium.
The Australian pointed to the fact that both the Reds and the Robins suffered defeats on the opening weekend of the league season - and that means both will be eager to register a first victory of the new campaign.
"It's an important game and one that we know will be difficult as both teams are looking to get off the mark," he told iFollow Crawley.
"But we've worked very hard this week and so hopefully the boys can go out there, put on a good performance and get the result that we're looking for."
"I've told them to stay positive and keep believing in what we're trying to do," he continued.
"If you keep doing that and keep working hard then it will turn around - but it's going to take time.
"Everyone's got to be patient - because you'll always get minor setbacks, but we'll get to the bigger picture in the end."
Two defeats in the team's opening two games hasn't been the ideal start to Harry's time as Reds boss, but he was insistent on his side's ability ahead of the game against Gary Johnson's men.
"I'm very positive and know exactly what my team is capable of doing.
"I can see that they're so nearly there, and if we can go out there on Saturday and be positive then hopefully we can get the result."