Scott Lindsey has never known his Crawley players so quiet after a win.

And he is delighted about it.

Reds aim to secure a Wembley place as they take a 3-0 first leg lead to MK Dons in the League Two play-off final on Saturday (7.45pm).

Lindsey has been keen to keep a lid on any euphoria with the job far from complete.

He is mindful of the way Peterborough let slip a 4-0 lead in the League One play-offs last year when they went out to Sheffield Wednesday.

While Stadium MK is unlikely to be the cauldron Hillsborough can be on a play-off night, there is still a need to be on guard as Reds visit Mike Williamson’s side.

Lindsey said: “It’s the quietest we have been after a win.

“We know how things can flip. We saw Sheffield Wednesday last year against Peterborough.

“We know that can soon change around.

“We have been really humble and respectful that the tie is not over.”

Lindsey has studied the Dons’ form under Williamson and has spotted a trend of which Reds will be aware.

He said: “Their bouncebackability is really good.

“Nine times they have lost under Mike and nine times they have bounced back and won.

“We know that they have experienced that already.

“We have just got to make sure we do our job and we do our job really well. That’s our main task.

“They are a good side.

“It is going to be a really difficult game.”

That all said, it is a time to be hugely positive for Crawley.

They will be backed by up to 2,000 fans – although the fact that allocation had not sold out as of yesterday perhaps underlines they are a relatively small club performing wonders.

Lindsey said: “We always set up to try and win. We will never change in that respect.

“However, we have to be mindful that, if we keep a clean sheet, we go through.”