Warren Feeney insists that Tuesday evening's home game against Chesterfield won't be an easy one, despite the visitors' position in the league table.
The Spireites come into the contest at the bottom of the table, but have recently employed former striker and fans favourite Jack Lester as their new manager, and the Northern Irishman pointed to the appointment as something that would galvanise the side.
"They'll all be looking to impress the new manager that's for sure," he told iFollow Crawley.
"Jack was a great player and a good coach previously and now he's got his own ideas about how he wants his team to play - which he's been getting across in recent weeks.
"The results may not be showing that yet, but they'll come down here ready for a battle and we know we'll have to be exactly the same to get a good result."
The Reds' home form hasn't matched their away efforts so far this term, but Warren was keen to highlight the importance of the home crowd in playing a pivotal part in making a difference to fortunes on the pitch.
"We've shown what we can do away from home and now it's about the boys demonstrating that here in front of the home crowd," he continued.
"Fans pay their money and of course they're entitled to an opinion but let's get behind the boys because I've said it before at Newport County - they hear everything nowadays.
"That's the same for everyone - the crowd can make a difference and we all want to turn the form around for them - so back the team because it really does help."