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IT'S BEEN A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR US

8 November 2019

Barry Roche has said that overseeing the first team affairs with Kevin Ellison since the departure of Jim Bentley has been a "great learning experience" for the pair.

Roche and Ellison took over on October 28th and lead the Shrimps to their first home victory of the season on November 2nd, beating Leyton Orient 1-0 courtesy of substitute A-Jay Leitch-Smith's 74th minute strike. 

"It's been a great insight into the managerial world," said Roche. "You see a completely different picture to what you see as a player and it's been a valuable learning experience.

"It was a completely new and somewhat difficult experience picking the team and squad and having to leave friends out was quite tricky.

"We had to do what we felt was right and the lads understood our reasons for the decisions we made, at the end of the day we left ourselves out too.

"Kev and I have both really enjoyed the role, all be it for a brief period and we're delighted to have been able to help the club in what was a difficult couple of weeks."

Roche and Ellison will take charge of the Shrimps' Emirates FA Cup tie at Bloomfield Road tomorrow afternoon before new manager, Derek Adams formally takes charge on Monday morning.


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