Glenn Morris emphasised that the side will have to be fully focused from the outset to get a positive result from the game away to Lincoln City on Saturday.
The contest at Sincil Bank represents an opportunity for the side to build on last weekend's draw with league leaders Luton Town, and the goalkeeper recognised that they must begin the game well.
"We know they'll be hard working," he told iFollow Crawley.
"They're getting big crowds this year and it'll be a difficult game.
"As the home side we know that they'll start quickly and try to put it on us, so to speak, and we know that as a team and as individuals we'll have to stand up and be counted."
The Reds will be looking to make it three wins from their last four away matches in the league following victories over Barnet and Morecambe, as well as a draw away to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park last time out away from home.
"On the road we seem to do very well," he continued.
"I don't know why that is and we should pronably be doing it at home as well in all honesty.
"We seem to have a mindset away from home that we won't get beat but we know we have to turn up on Saturday and be ready."
Harry Kewell's men showed fight, grit and determination - as well as plenty of quality, in the draw with the Hatters last weekend and Glenn knows that the team must reproduce that on Saturday.
"We were very good at the weekend and we felt like we should have won the game in the end," he insisted.
"We knew what they'd be about but we performed to our ability and stuck to a gameplan.
"They were strong up front but defensively we nullified that and played well in good areas.
"We need to replicate that this weekend now."