Jim Bentley says his side are determined to prove the critics wrong this season.
Morecambe have once again been labelled as one of the favourites to be relegated from League 2 this season - something that is not new to the Shrimps' boss.
He said: . “We’re written off every year but I think we’ve got to get some credit.
“Again this year we’ve been written off, favourites for relegation, blah, blah, it’s always the same and we’ve heard it all before.
“We’ll upset a few this season and we’re confident we can do well.
“As soon as we were promoted we were written off straight away because of the size of the fanbase.
“We’re up against some big sides at this level but it’s not all about that. We’ve got players who are willing to battle for everyone point. We know we have to do it and it’ll be the same this season.
“We will have our ups and downs. Sometimes we’ll come up short, sometimes we’ll be talking about little decisions that have cost us on the day and sometimes we’ll play well and win games of football.“
He added: "Our aim is to win as many games of football as we can and finish as high up the league as we can.
“We’ll need a bit of luck, we’ll need our key players to play well and if you put that with a good spirit and togetherness among the group, they’re fit and organised and willing to go over that white line and give it a right good go for the shirt, who knows how far up the division you can finish?