FORMER Newport County AFC midfielder Mark Randall has warned his Crawley Town teammates to expect a difficult time at Rodney Parade tomorrow night.

Randall swapped Newport for Crawley last summer after helping County to escape relegation and he knows his former team will be full of confidence going into the League Two clash.

“They are flying at the moment and it’s going to be a difficult game down there, no doubt about it,” said Randall, who played 27 games for the Exiles last season and scored two goals.

“I enjoyed my time there. Everyone had written us off this time last year but we got a couple of results and then things started to pick up.

“Confidence is a massive thing in football, it can make the difference in a lot of games especially at this level where there isn’t that massive difference between the teams.

“We got some momentum and it all worked out in the end and they have built on that this season.”

Randall was a late substitute when Michael Flynn’s men came from behind to win 2-1 at Crawley in September but he’s now a regular starter in a team that has won the last three games.

And he feels Reds boss Harry Kewell, who is assisted by former County manager Warren Feeney, is starting to get the best out of the team.

“It’s going to be tough but we have gone to some difficult places in recent weeks like Accrington and Yeovil and got three points,” he said.

“We’re doing OK at the moment. The lads know what the manager wants from us and although it’s taken time we have got used to his way of playing.

“I think there is more to come from us as well. We’ve won three in a row which is great but we can certainly play better.

“The next two games are good tests for us, but we do feel we can get results on Friday and next Tuesday against Notts County.”