Morecambe midfielder Alfie McCalmont says his side showed a good account of themselves against Preston North End on Tuesday night.
The Shrimps bowed out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night following a thrilling encounter between the two Lancashire clubs.
Stephen Robinson’s men came from two goals down to level proceedings before a moment of quality from Ryan Ledson provided the visitors with a third and Liverpool-loanee Sepp van den Berg finished the scoring on 79 minutes.
Irrespective of the scoreline, the Leeds United-loanee feels the Shrimps did themselves proud.
“I thought we showed a good account of ourselves there to be fair,” he said.
“I thought we dominated the game, especially in the first half, kept the ball well and showed good character from going two nil down.
“Getting the goal just before half time and the fans gave us that lift really pushed us on at the start of the second half and it showed, we came out brightly and got the second goal.
“The third goal, obviously it’s a brilliant goal, there’s not much to do and then the fourth we kind of switched off and it’s killed us off but from what the gaffer has said after the game, we put a good showing out and if we play like that this season in League One, we’ll be good.”
The 21-year-old, who became Robinson’s ninth signing of the summer, believes there are many positives to take from Tuesday night’s showing.
McCalmont added: “The gaffer’s ideas we’re all buying into, and we feel as a team that, if we play like that this season like we have tonight, obviously the goals don’t help, conceding four you’re going to lose the game, but the way we play, we’ve got to take the positives.
“We’ll take that into Saturday, it’s another big game but we’ll hopefully have all the fans pushing us again and we’ll give it a right good go.”