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LIAM GIBSON | Every Game We’re Going Into Is Tough

19 March 2021

Full-back Liam Gibson is expecting a strong challenge on Saturday afternoon away to Harrogate Town.

The Sulphurites have won four out of their last five games at home and will be looking to make amends for their defeat at the Mazuma Stadium back in December.

Having won promotion to Sky Bet League Two through the play-offs last season, Simon Weaver’s men have enjoyed a strong return to the Football League and left-back Liam Gibson fully expects a difficult encounter.

He said: “Every game we’re going into, it’s a tough game, it doesn’t matter where the teams are in the league.

“I think Harrogate have got one of the best home records in the league so we’re under no illusions that it’s going to be a very tough game.”

Ahead of Saturday’s visit to North Yorkshire, the Shrimps have benefited from their first mid-week break for the first time since December.

“The schedule has been absolutely hectic, and it does take a lot out of you,” Gibson said.

“But having this week off, I think it’s given a chance for everyone to refresh again and get ready for the game on Saturday.”

The 23-year-old, who signed from Premier League Newcastle United in September, admits he has really settled into life as a Morecambe player.

“To be fair, I’ve loved being here,” he added.

“I’ve settled in really well, the lads and everything are top class.

“I was coming in off the back of not having a pre-season, so I think it was tough in that respect to get up and running quickly.

“I think the injury was frustrating, but I think I’ve done alright when I have played.”

Having spent five years with the Magpies and various loan spells at other clubs, the County Durham-born defender felt as though the time was right at the start of this campaign to move on and find a permanent club

“I think towards the end of my time at Newcastle, I was basically becoming a bit of a spare part,” Gibson said.

“I thought it was definitely the right time to come away and find somewhere like Morecambe where I’ve loved every minute of being here and I’ve settled in really well, so it’s actually worked out very well for me.”

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