Harry Kewell admits he has questioned himself during a tough start to life as a manager.

But the Crawley boss is convinced the hard work put in by his players will see them climb the table.

Reds aim for only a second home win of the League Two season as they host Forest Green today.

A haul of just four points at the Checkatrade Stadium has seen fans question the methods of the manager, who was appointed in the summer.

Discontent reached a high after the home defeat by lowly Chesterfield although it had been brewing when Carlisle and Newport took full points back up the M23 in previous outings.

A 0-0 draw at home to Luton three weeks ago went some way towards getting supporters onside.

Now Kewell is eyeing a win against a Forest Green side who have picked up of late and whose passing game has impressed him.

The Reds boss said: “We will always hit our little speed bumps on the way. It’s how we deal with that.

“The reaction I am seeing after some disappointing games and results has been that we have not shied away.

“We are working the way I want us to work.

“I am sure we will see results start to go our way.”

He admitted: “There have been moments when I’ve questioned myself and moments when we’ve been unlucky but overall I am pleased.

“We are working hard every day.

“The players put in everything at training.

“I’m seeing it turn. We have just got to do that on Saturday now.”

Reds have not won in the league since a 1-0 success at Morecambe five weeks ago and have gone 432 minutes since their last goal.

They have a two-point buffer over the drop zone and will be leapfrogged by Forest Green if they lose today.

But Kewell played down talk of pressure building for results.

He said: “Pressure comes with the job and every player must understand that.

“You can look at it in two different ways., You can let it weigh you down or it can make you feel on top of the world. Hopefully my players have got the pressure which helps them be free and enjoy the game.

“We feel like we’ve performed well at home with the results not going our way so we need to correct that and keep working hard.”

Reds now have target man Thomas Verheydt available after recovering from a knee injury and playing in cup ties against Bognor and Wigan.

Josh Yorweth was left out for internal disciplinary reasons at Wigan but could be back in the side today.

Forest Green’s form has been in contrast to that of Crawley and they are chasing a fourth successive league win.

They bounced back from a 4-0 home hiding by Newport to win at Coventry and Stevenage before enjoying a 2-0 home success over Morecambe a fortnight ago.

Keanu Marsh-Brown, elder brother of Whitehawk winger Ky, scored in two of those three wins.

Kewell said: “The play a good passing style which I love to see.”