Exeter City midfielder Jordan Tillson is targeting another difficult encounter as the Grecians make their second successive away trip.
After making the journey to Grimsby Town to collect a point in what was a largely positive performance from Matt Taylor’s men, Jordan believes the side will have to show defensive resilience once again as they hope to pick up more points on the road.
Ahead of the match, he said: “They’ve (Crawley) had some good results. They beat Newport County 4-1 on Saturday and they’ve had a change in manager after Harry Kewell left, so I’m not too sure what to make of them.
“I am sure, though, that they will be up for it after a good result on Saturday and we want to go there, be ourselves, then hopefully we can match them then be better than them.”
City’s last visit to Crawley saw them go down to a 3-1 defeat despite Dean Moxey giving the away side the lead, an indication that Taylor’s men will have to be up for the task if they wish to stop a free-flowing Town side.
Jordan continued: “I was injured for that game, but from what was said, it’s a hard place to go on a Tuesday night, but everywhere in the league is like that at the moment.
“Hopefully we can come out stronger like we have consistently this season. If we can replicate what we have been doing in the last few games, with the intensity we’ve had, then we have a chance.
“They’ve scored a few but we’ve had a good spell of clean sheets recently and we want to continue that form. We have to be strong behind the ball, we have goals in our team, Jayden (Stockley) has goals which has been proven and Jonathan (Forte) has got goals as well. We have a chance of scoring.
“The defence is where the team is founded from. If you have a strong base, then you can work off it. Matt (Taylor) has installed that which has been a good part of his management style. If we can continue that throughout the season and keep that goal ratio down, then we’ll be there at the end.”
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City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.