MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale expects his in-form side to face a tough test against Reds at the Broadfield Stadium tomorrow.
Second-placed MK won five and drew one game in October and will be looking to continue that good run.
But Tisdale is wary of Reds’ home record.
He said: “Crawley are a good football side despite the change of management. They have got really good home form and are effective in front of their own supporters. We will have to be ready for whatever challenge they bring.
“We can’t be complacent. Crawley have the ability to score goals and they look a good side.”
Tisdale is happy with the progress his side have made since he took over in the summer after MK Dons were relegated from League One.
“You have to be pragmatic,” he added. “You always try to spin the positives but ultimately it’s about getting points and doing the hard work on the training ground which enables you to hopefully enjoy the result on Saturday.
“No game is easy and we have to continue to do our jobs. We are making good ground, but it’s been done in a strategic way – step by step. Our progress gives me confidence that the players are taking on board what we are asking of them. The next couple of months will shoot by – we want to make sure we are in the shake-up when we come to the last ten games.
“Results can easily go the other way and things can slow down as quickly as they have accelerated. We’ve won five and drawn one in October and we’re satisfied but we won’t be happy until we have completed that sort of form throughout the season.”