Crawley boss Gabriele Cioffi wants a win over Morecambe as the cherry on the cake.

The recently appointed head coach is ready for his debut in charge.

It comes after a superb 1-0 win at leaders Lincoln which he watched along with new assistant Nathan Rooney while stand-ins Filipe Morais and Jimmy Smith took charge.

Reds now look to build on that win with three points at home to Morecambe in League Two today.

Cioffi would love to celebrate success with fans at the Broadfield Stadium.

The former Torino and Mantova centre-back said: “It’s the cherry on the cake of a good week.

“You work and the cherry is the game so we hope to enjoy this cherry!”

Cioffi has been delighted with training this week.

He added: “They are training hard, they follow my structure, they were pro-active, and this is the type of player I want.

“Our life is a continual exam. You study during the week and you have the exam on Saturday or Tuesday.

“So obviously I can’t wait to play that game and I look forward to making fans happy.

“From what we have shown during the week I think we can challenge for a good game.”

Cioffi is likely to be afforded a warm welcome by Reds supporters before kick-off and hopes there is a full-time celebration.

Reds will be without Smith, who is facing a lengthy lay-off following knee surgery this week.

Cioffi said: “I trust the lads a lot.

“I know we are going to miss an important player in Jimmy Smith and we are going to lose Romain Vincelot for a while. These are two really important players.

“But I don’t like finding excuses.”

Cioffi must decide whether to bring back Josh Doherty and Dominic Poleon, who were both left on the bench at Sincil Bank in what Morais admitted was a “brave” move by him and Smith.

Reds were impressed by the caretaker duo and have asked Smith to join the coaching team during his injury lay-off.

Cioffi revealed he met his new No.2 Rooney during his travels in England,.

He said: “I met him at Fleetwood three years ago.

“He is a young coach and he can do both jobs for me.

“He is smart, he is a coach and he is an analyst as well so he can combine both roles.”