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9 January 2020

SHRIMPS’ boss Derek Adams says his side will be looking to build on their positive performance at Bradford City when they face Colchester at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

Morecambe went down 1-0 to the promotion-chasing Bantams on New Year’s Day but dominated the game for long periods with a display that Adams described as the best he had seen since taking over.

He is now hoping for the same positivity as the Shrimps look to record the double over the U’s this season.

He said: “Colchester have done really well this season and have got themselves into a good position where they are attempting to get out of the league automatically.

“From that point of view we know it is going to be a tough test for us but we have had a good week in training and will be looking to build on our really good performance at Bradford.

“We have had a bit of time to prepare for the game after a free weekend and the four new signings we have made in the window have had time to settle in.

“It is clear those signings have given us fresh blood and I think the players that were already here have upped their game as well which is always the reaction you want.

“The newcomers play in areas where I was particularly looking to strengthen the squad and we can look forward to them being involved at the weekend.’’


Shrimps fans are reminded to purchase their match tickets in advance as prices rise by £2 on the day.

Tickets are no longer available for purchase at individual turnstiles, therefore, supporters are advised to pre-purchase their match tickets in advance of the fixture to take advantage of price savings and to avoid queues at the ticket office.

Tickets are available from the Morecambe FC Club Shop up to 5:30pm Friday, and Saturday from 10pm - 12pm. The Ticket Office will be open from 12 noon on Saturday.

Online sales are available up to kick off with the £2 price increase coming into effect at midnight on Friday 10th, tickets can be collected from the Ticket Office on the day.


Alternatively, Shrimps fans can print off their own e-ticket or opt to receive the ticket QR code via SMS message directly to their smartphone. Either of these options can then be scanned directly at the turnstile.


Both sets of fans travelling from south of Lancaster this Saturday are reminded that the M6 will be closed between junction 32 and 33 throughout the weekend.

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