Shrimps sign Beeley

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Morecambe are set to sign Fleetwood right back Shaun Beeley on a deal until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old ended a six-year association with the Cod Army on Thursday and has agreed to join the Shrimps.

The Stockport-born former England C international spent the first half of the season on loan at Bury and was boss Jim Bentley’s number one January transfer target.

Beeley was part of the Fleetwood side that won promotion to the Football League in 2012 and he played 37 times in all competitions for the Cod Army last season but has been deemed surplus to requirements at Highbury.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley are hopeful of completing the paperwork in time for Beeley to be in the squad against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Padraig Amond admits he’ll have to think before entering the dressing rooms on his return to Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

After a successful two years at the Crown Ground, the Morecambe striker is back for the first time with his new side this weekend.

And while being excited by the prospect, the Irishman admits it will feel strange.

“It’s going a little bit weird,” said Amond.

“I’ve just been trying to tell myself all week, go into the right dressing room and if I get the chance to start and do get subbed, make sure I go to the right dugout because you see that happening a lot to ex-players and managers.

“It’ll be unusual but I’m really looking forward to it.”

The 25-year-old knows he might get a mixed reception despite being a popular figure during his time in East Lancashire.

“I’ll probably get a bit of stick,” said Amond.

“I really enjoyed my time there and the fans were really good.

“But it’s a derby and I’ve gone to a rival club and that’s why I’ll get some stick but it doesn’t really bother me.”

“I think we’ve a great chance this time (of getting a good result). We haven’t won for a few games but we played really well against Portsmouth last weekend.”