Boss David Artell is wary of the threat Newport County AFC possess ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League Two match.
The Exiles had home form similar to that of the Alex last season & are on a 14-games unbeaten run.
Artell told www.crewealex.net: "Them & Bury had the best home records in the league last year. We had the most home wins, but I think we finished one home point behind them.
"We know how tough teams found it coming to us & it's a very tough place to go.
"But we're top of the league, & we're going there full of confidence so we've got to make sure that the confidence equates to a performance on the pitch & hopefully we come away with three points.
"I think they look a bit different from last year, but they're not too dissimilar. They've had a change of personnel too, but not too much."