28th September 2018

The Glovers have come away empty-handed from their last two visits to the Checkatrade.com Stadium without scoring a goal. 

Back-to-back 2-0 defeats in the last two campaigns have made it three years since Town last picked up a win in West Sussex, despite recording a 5-0 win at Huish Park in that time. 

However, after making a strong start to the 2018/19 season to sit in sixth place going into Saturday’s meeting, Way is confident his side can change their fortunes against the Reds.

“We’ve had some interesting clashes,” he told iFollow Glovers. “I feel we could do much better dealing with the arena at their place.

“We’ve performed in spells but never played with any aggression or any cleverness since I’ve been manager and they’ve got the better of us, which hasn’t happened so much at home. 

“There have been occasions where we’ve won by large numbers and scored some fantastic goals at home but going their place seems difficult but this group is better equipped this year.”

Way’s side are gunning for a fourth straight win on the road this weekend. 

Victories at Notts County, Grimbsy and Newport County have preceded the trip to Crawley and Town’s boss feels his side are well-equipped to perform away from home.

“Teams are a little more open when they’re at home and they throw more numbers forward. 

“Our pitch plays a little slower, whereas away they’ve seemed firmer and flatter which has meant we’ve been able to break quicker with more pace and power.

“We have a big attacking threat and this group never, ever give up.”