Morecambe shot stopper Kyle Letheren hopes the Shrimps’ hard work on the training ground over Christmas pays off against Crewe Alexandra on Wednesday night.
Stephen Robinson’s men were last in action on Saturday 18 December after the scheduled Boxing Day fixture at Bolton Wanderers was postponed.
Despite the sudden change of plans, Letheren says the lads have been working hard on the training ground and are hoping to do the double over Crewe Alexandra for the first time since 2009/10.
“We’ve put in the hard work on the training ground,” he said.
“We’re fully prepared, we know what’s going to come our way and hopefully we can be on the right end of the result come tomorrow night.
“We’re playing two teams directly below us the next two games, we need maximum points if possible, if not, at least minimum four, but we concentrate on what we can do.
“We know what Crewe can do, we’re fully prepared on Crewe, it’s down to us to put on a performance now.
“These are the games that will keep you in the division, not so much the Sunderland games etc, teams in and around you in the table will mean a lot come the end of April.”
Since joining the club in January 2021, the 34-year-old has kept goal for Morecambe a total of 35 times, keeping nine clean sheets in the process, and Letheren admits he’s thoroughly enjoying his stay in West Lancashire.
He added: “I started off  with Covid, I knew about Morecambe, so I signed for Morecambe in the January, obviously we ended up getting promoted through Wembley in the Play-Offs.
“Now I find myself in League One fighting for, at the present minute, a bit of a run of games, I’ve loved every minute of it since I’ve been here.
“I’ve loved playing in front of all these Morecambe fans at the Mazuma, and long may it continue.”