Crawley Town head coach Gabriele Cioffi wants to turn good performances into points

Crawley Town head coach Gabriele Cioffi is keen to turn good displays into points looking ahead to Reds’ two home games this week against Grimsby and Mansfield.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 2:57 pm
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 4:50 pm
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Crawley Town head coach Gabriele Cioffi looks on during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Crawley Town at PTS Academy Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images) SUS-190221-085217001

On Saturday they host Grimsby Town who lie eight points and four places above Crawley in 14th place.

Their recent run five-game unbeaten run which comprised of four wins and a draw ended on Saturday with a 2-0 defeat at home to Cambridge United.

Cioffi said: “We need points - the performance we had against MK Dons was brilliant but we didn’t collect points.

“The priority now is points but when you perform then points are a consequence.

“In the last 15 games we have had two flat performances, one against Port Vale and one against Macclesfield.

“The others were all performances where we played good football and created chances and that’s what I want.”

Cioffi is aware of the threat of Grimsby’s top scorer and former Red Wes Thomas but is not planning to give him any special treatment.

He said: “We will be keeping an eye on him, as we will their 17 other players, maybe two eyes.”

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