FOREST GREEN can climb another rung or two up the League Two ladder, according to Scott Laird.

Buoyed by three league wins on the spin, Laird is confident Rovers can leapfrog Crawley Town on Saturday.

Laird said: "We overtook Morecambe the other week and it was another rung on the ladder that we’re climbing and if we beat Crawley we can climb another rung or two, if results go our way, and we can put ourselves into a really good position going into the end of November and into the Christmas period."

Laird is anticipating a tough test against Harry Kewell's side.

“It’s going to be a tough game, a tough place to go, they don’t concede a lot but they are near the bottom," Laird added.

“We’ve got to expect that they are going to come out all guns firing and expect their best.

“If we can do that and we can play our football again then we should come away with all three points.”

Despite missing out on the League Two manager of the month gong, Laird was delighted boss Mark Cooper was a nominee.

He said: “We’re really happy for the gaffer. We were letting him down at the start of the season, Scott Lindsey, the whole backroom staff, work tirelessly on the training ground, they make everything available, they do every clip on the opposition and give us the resources to go and beat the team in front of us for the next game.

“Recently we’ve really got to grips with how we are playing and how he wanted us to play and hopefully we are rewarding him a bit now and giving him a bit of a respite from you guys and asking him difficult questions.”