Glenn Morris says he is playing better than ever as prepares to hit a Crawley century.

The goalkeeper will make his 100th appearance for the club in all competitions when they visit play off rivals Colchester today.

Morris initially joined the club primarily to coach Yusuf Merson and Mitch Beeney but quickly made the No.1 spot his own.

He is regarded around the Broadfield Stadium as the best keeper in League Two.

And, at 34, the former Leyton Orient man cannot recall being in better form.

He said: “As you get older, maybe you improve. Everyone has different peaks at different times.

“But I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career now.

“I feel like I’ve got plenty of years left but you never know.”

Morris still has a coaching role and saw understudy Mersin take the gloves for the midweek Checkatrade Trophy defeat by Portsmouth.

He said: “I take the goalkeepers on a daily basis.

“It’s me and Yusuf and we have another young, local goalkeeper who comes in to train.

“I think I’m at the age now where I know what my body needs and what I need to work on and what I can help Yousuf with.

“I enjoy that side of it as well but my main priority is playing on a Saturday.”

Reds are stringing together results at home, even when not at their best.

But away defeats at Forest Green and Notts County are keeping them out of the play-off places for now.

Head coach Gabriele Cioffi would love to pick up a first away win of his tenure after succeeding Harry Kewell in charge.

Morris said: “Winning football matches at home is enjoyable. We enjoy coming into work.

“With Harry we always played out from the back. The gaffer now wants us to play out but, if it’s not on, no risks.

“He is a little bit different to the previous manager but all that matters is getting three points.

“At home at the moment we are doing that.

“We just need to replicate that away from home.”

Cioffi is confident that can happen in Essex.

He watched the 1-0 success at leaders Lincoln a day after being unveiled as the new boss.

Filipe Morais and Jimmy Smith were at the helm that day.

Cioffi believes his side should have added to their away tally since then.

He said: “I saw us beat Lincoln and that was a great result.

“Since I’ve come in I’ve been satisfied with our away performances.

“We were deservedly beaten by the better team at Forest Green, but Notts County was probably one of best displays of the season yet we lost that too, so obviously I’m looking for an improvement in the results.

“Obviously, we go there and we go to win, but if you get a draw at somewhere like Colchester, you can be happy because it’s a tough place to go.”