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Shrimps’ boss says home games are massive this season

13 August 2021

Manager Stephen Robinson aims to utilise the Mazuma Stadium’s home advantage this campaign, starting with Saturday’s visit of Shrewsbury Town.

After Morecambe’s impressive start to the season, a 2-2 draw away at promotion favourites Ipswich Town and a 2-1 away win at Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup, the gaffer is hoping for more of the same.

With over 2,000 season tickets sold, Robinson is hoping that the Mazuma Stadium will become somewhat of a fortress as the season progresses.

“We should have had [a win] last Saturday, we aim to do that this Saturday, especially at home,” he said.

“Our home games are massive, we have to make it a hard place to come to, and we also have to play with a little bit of style and enjoy our football, that’s what the fans want, to be entertained, so hopefully we can do that.

““A point at Ipswich was brilliant, it should’ve been three.

“We have to follow that up with a performance and the result usually follows the performance and if we can get anywhere near the second half at Blackburn, then we’ll do okay on Saturday.

“You see the buzz around the town, we took 1,000 fans to Blackburn and 700 to Ipswich so the momentum is growing in the town, there’s a real feel-good factor about the place and we have to continue that.”

In most previous seasons, the Shrimps have been the bookies favourites for relegation, and this campaign is no different, though the Morecambe chief refuses to be drawn into outside noise.

“I’m really not too bothered what they think to be honest with you,” Robinson added.

“I didn’t listen to them when they said the negative stuff, I just got told it.

“We concentrate on what we’re doing, we’re just trying to put a good team together and I think we’re right at the start of a process of building the football club right from scratch to be a sustainable League One club, and we’ve done okay so far.

“There’s hopefully more to come, and it’s just a start.”


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