Enzio Boldewijn is looking forward to another taste of Emirates FA Cup action and says Reds are under ‘no pressure’ as they prepare to face League One high-fliers Wigan at the DW Stadium on Saturday.
The hosts, currently second in the table and unbeaten at home under former Portsmouth boss Paul Cook, are odds on to win Saturday’s tie – the bookies having seemingly placed little store in the fact that Crawley have only lost one of their last seven on the road and have taken 12 points on their travels – a tally it took them until February to reach last season.
“There’s no pressure on us, apart from the pressure we put on ourselves to keep the good away run going,” said Enzio.
“They are obviously a good side who are doing well in their league, but we don’t fear any opponent really. I have never played at Wigan but I am told it’s a big pitch and that should help us. We’re looking forward to the challenge.”
While Reds have kept three clean sheets in their last four games they have struggled to score at the other end. Enzio has contributed one league goal this season – in the opening-day defeat to Port Vale – and four assists and is keen to improve that tally. He also believes that the return of fellow Dutchman Thomas Verheydt can help Reds find the net more often.
“We have missed Thomas because he gives us a different option up front,” added Enzio. “It is going to take him time to get up to full fitness but I am sure he will score goals and be a big help to the team. But we all need to contribute more goals really, myself included. I got one on Tuesday against Bognor so hopefully that is the start of a run of goals for me in the team."
Pictured: Enzio celebrates his League goal against Port Vale. He'd love a second of the season on Saturday in the FA Cup