Morecambe face wait on Colchester fate

Gregg Wylde scored for Morecambe in their win at Wycombe Wanderers last weekend
Gregg Wylde scored for Morecambe in their win at Wycombe Wanderers last weekend

Morecambe will look to follow up last Saturday’s win at Wycombe Wanderers with three points against Colchester United tomorrow – subject to the weather.

A noon pitch inspection has been scheduled for the Globe Arena amid growing concerns at the chances of play thanks to this week’s snow and freezing temperatures.

Should the game receive the green light, then the Shrimps will target back-to-back victories after last Saturday’s win at Adams Park.

It was a much needed three points for Jim Bentley’s players as the sides in and around them also won.

The win saw the Shrimps climb to 21st place in League Two and also preserved their five-point advantage over the bottom two with eight points separating second-bottom Chesterfield and Yeovil Town in 17th.

Bentley said: “Saturday was a huge win and even though it would have been nice for a few other results to have gone our way we know we can’t keep expecting other teams to turn our rivals over.

“It’s about us stepping up to the plate and having belief and confidence.

“We know the performances haven’t been that bad and we know where we haven’t got things right as we haven’t taken anywhere near enough chances this year so we need to make sure we go about our business the right way and do the right things and not simply hope others can keep doing us favours.

“On Saturday we created a lot of chances, like we have done in most games, but on this occasion we took them and that is what football is all about.”

Should Saturday’s game be called off, it gives Morecambe some time off ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Accrington Stanley.