Skipper Dannie Bulman fully expects the right response from the squad as Reds look to bounce back from Saturday’s heavy defeat at Crewe.
The 6-1 loss was Reds’ biggest in the League since they went down 6-0 at Morecambe in September 2011, a game Dannie also played in.
The midfielder said: “The fans who travelled and those who didn’t would have been extremely disappointed on Saturday, but if you times that feeling by 100 then you will get an idea of how much it affected the players and staff. You could have heard a pin drop on the coach coming back.
“As a squad, we totally accept that what happened at Crewe was nowhere good enough for this football club. You can make all the excuses in the world, but it should not have happened.
“I can assure our fans that we do care and we want to do our best for the club. I have been at the club for a long time and I don’t want to experience any more afternoons like Saturday.
“We had a good discussion about it on Monday, but it’s put to bed now. That’s all you can do - and we now have to focus on Saturday and what will be a very tough game against Lincoln.
“But it’s also a brilliant opportunity against a side who are flying to show everyone what we are about. We need a typical Crawley Town performance if you like – hard work, determination to win our battles all over the pitch and to make sure the skilful players we’ve got have the tools to make the difference.
“I know our fans were very disappointed on Saturday, but I also know that they will be behind us again on Saturday.”