Morecambe defender missed Mansfield Town match through isolation

Morecambe boss Derek Adams revealed that defender Harry Davis is self-isolating after he missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 10:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 10:40 pm
Morecambe defender Harry Davis

Davis was one of three changes from the side that lost at Crawley Town with Alex Kenyon (hamstring) and Carlos Mendes-Gomes (ankle) both out injured.

The centre-half is now awaiting confirmation of how long any absence will be.

Adams explained: “Harry has had to go into isolation, he’s come into contact with another person who has tested positive for the virus.

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“He has to get the test, then we have to see if it’s 14 days or 10 days after that.”

The injury news continued for the Shrimps with Ryan Cooney and Liam Gibson both coming off with knocks during the second half at the Mazuma Stadium.

From a position of having a fully-fit squad a week ago, Adams potentially has to juggle his options ahead of Saturday’s home game with Forest Green Rovers.

“Ryan has gone over his ankle so he will be out and Liam will be out for Saturday as well,” Adams admitted.

“We’ve lost a few players, three today and two on Saturday, so that’s disappointing.

“It’s really unfortunate, I just think that’s what happens when the games come thick and fast; they are playing at a high tempo and we’ve suffered two impact injuries and two strains.

“Liam Gibson, you can understand because he hasn’t had a pre-season and Alex Kenyon just overstretched.”

There could have been a further casualty with John O’Sullivan the victim of a poor challenge from Mansfield’s Stephen McLaughlin.

His raised foot made contact with O’Sullivan’s upper body and he was lucky to only be cautioned by referee Marc Edwards.

“He didn’t intend it but it was reckless and it endangered an opponent, so that means it’s a sending off,” Adams said.

“It’s high. I’ve seen the pictures so I can comment on it and I thought it was a sending off.”