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MARK HALSTEAD | It's Nice To Be Back Playing Regularly

24 December 2020

Mark Halstead says he is pleased to be back playing regularly for the Shrimps after returning to the starting xi throughout the Sky Bet League Two December fixtures.

Halstead made his first league start of the season for the Shrimps in the 1-0 home victory over Barrow AFC on 1st December and after just one defeat and four wins this calendar month, the 30-year-old is enjoying being back in the side.

"Back when the Gaffer came in I wasn't in the best of form and was rightly dropped," said Halstead.

"I had some injury problems last season and actually had an operation in the week leading up to what turned out to be the last game last season.

"I came back into pre season fully fit and waited for my chance, I feel as though I'm doing well at the minute so long may it continue.

"Whenever I've played before, particularly for Morecambe we've been under a lot of pressure most games. At the moment though, we're dominating games and personally I'm having very little to do, which is testament to the 10 lads playing in front of me.

"When you're not involved from a shot stopping perspective it's all about organising everyone in from of you. I try to be vocal and stay involved as much as I can.

"We've had three good results last week, if someone outside the club had looked at that week beforehand they would say that nine points from those games would be exceeding expectations but we have a lot of belief in the changing room at the moment and feel as though we could beat anybody.

"The games have all been tight score wise but we are dominating every single one. Although we're winning, I don't think the score lines are reflecting our performances and it's only a matter of time before we give someone a good thrashing."

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