Chris Porter expects the wintery weather conditions to play their part at Crawley Town on Saturday.
The striker who has previous experience of playing at the Broadfield Stadium in his Derby County days, fully expects a tough afternoon at the office at the weekend.
Porter commented: "Crawley are always difficult to beat, especially at home. I have played there once before and from memory it was a particularly tough encounter.
"The crowd is right on top of you and mentally that can be intimidating. It will probably be very testing conditions and we are expecting the pitch to be boggy, given all the rain.
"At this time of year you have to roll your sleeves up and graft, first and foremost.
"If the conditions don't improve we will have to adapt our approach, but we have got the personnel and mindset to cope."
Looking ahead to what will be a hectic couple of weeks, Porter added: "We have a couple of tough away games coming up, but at home we need to be looking to collect maximum points over Christmas.
"Our aim is to take each game on its merit and win as many points as possible.
"The league is waiting for a team to pull away at the top and hopefully with a productive festive period that could be us."