Ken McKenna says recent criticism is good
Assistant boss Ken McKenna says recent criticism from fans is a good thing.
The Shrimps came in for criticism after the 2-0 defeat against Cambridge at the Globe last week but McKenna sees the fans’ frustration as a positive.
He said: He said: “At the beginning of every season we were favourites to go down so for me, it’s a positive that fans are angry that we aren’t in the play-offs.
“That shows how well the club is doing as a whole.
“There’s a lot of big clubs behind us who would love to be in our position.
“We’re in a good position but we’re disappointed because we’re three or four points away from the target we set ourselves.
“Isn’t it great we’re all upset and angry that we’re eight points off the play-offs and not even closer?”
This weekend’s opponents Luton sit fourth in the table with the Shrimps looking to do the double over John Still’s side after an impressive win over the Hatters earlier this season.
Luton’s form over the past few weeks is similar to Morecambe’s, a fact not lost on McKenna.
He said: “Luton are a massive club who are doing well.
“They’re on a similar run to us though.
“If you look at their last six games there’s not much in it, they might have one point more than ourselves and we’re sitting here disappointed we’ve not got a little bit more in the bank.
“It’ll be a tough game, John Still’s done great down there.
“They’ve got massive ambition but we can go anywhere and get a result.
“We’ll be looking to go and get something there this weekend.”
THE two sides will once again be competing for the Eric Morecambe Trophy on Saturday after the cup was launched when the two sides met earlier this season.