Morecambe manager's message to his players going into the last 10 games of the season

Derek Adams has called on his Morecambe players to seize the moment as they head into their final 10 games of the League Two season.

By Gavin Browne
Friday, 26th March 2021, 8:00 am

The Shrimps sit sixth in the division, six points behind leaders Cheltenham Town who visit the Mazuma Stadium tomorrow.

With midweek results once again going their way, the Shrimps are one of a number of sides eyeing the possibility of automatic promotion.

Adams said: “It’s a position Morecambe haven’t been in for a good number of years.

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“The last time they were in this position was when Sammy McIlroy was manager and they finished in the play-offs.

“We want to try and replicate that – and even better that.”

Morecambe go into the game looking to complete the double over Cheltenham, having beaten them on the opening day of the league season.

After losing in the play-offs last season, Town have been at the top end of the table for much of the campaign.

Having endured a seven-game winless run in December and January, nine wins and a draw from the last 13 matches see them at the summit.

“They have done well,” Adams said.

“They were a good side last season and strengthened again in the summer.

“They have got some really good players who, even when I was at Plymouth, I tried to sign. Ourselves and Cheltenham are two of the form teams so it should be a good game.”

Although Nat Knight-Percival is suspended following his red card at Harrogate Town, that is offset by the availability of Sam Lavelle who was banned for that trip.

It is hoped Stephen Hendrie, who missed last weekend with a hamstring injury, will be back in contention.

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