Dannie Bulman believes Saturday's game against Luton Town is the ideal encounter to make ammends for a disappointing defeat in midweek.
The midfielder knows that the defeat to Chesterfield won't be looked back on fondly, but insisted that the game with the Hatters must now be the focus and the side must look forward rather than back.
"There's no better game to have than the league leaders when you're eager to put things right and prove a point," he told iFollow Crawley.
"When you have a result like Tuesday the only thing you want as a player is to have another game to make ammends.
"There'll be expectation on them because they're scoring a lot of goals at the moment, but that hurt from midweek should drive us on - hopefully to victory."
At the age of 38 the midfielder is the most senior face in the dressing room, and he believes that their jobs as footballers are a privileged position, meaning hard work is essential.
"There's no point coming and sulking," he continued.
"We musn't shy away from pressure as players because it's our job.
"We know we could be doing a lot harder jobs than we do and we do love it.
"That passion and fortune means we'll be working really hard to get it right on the pitch starting from Saturday."