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DEREK ADAMS | Gaffer Previews Bantams Clash

7 May 2021

The Shrimps face Bradford City on Saturday afternoon in the final fixture of the 2020/21 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Derek Adams' side go into the fixture sitting in fourth position, trailing third placed Bolton Wanderers by a single point with a superior goal difference and Cambridge United by two points.

Victory for the Shrimps would mean Bolton Wanderers would need to win their final fixture of the season (away vs Crawley Town) and Cambridge United would need at least a point in their game (home vs Grimsby Town) to stay clear of Morecambe.

In the event that Bolton lose their fixture at Crawley, a single point would be enough for the Shrimps to secure promotion.

"It's the same as any other game," added Adams.

"The aim is to gain three points from the game with a victory.

"The difference with this game is that the end prize is a whole lot different, should results go for us elsewhere.

"If we win the match and Cambridge or Bradford don't pick up maximum points then we're the ones that will find ourselves in those automatic promotion places.

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"Whatever happens tomorrow, to go into the last game of the season in the position that we're in is a fantastic achievement.

"To go toe-to-toe with the bigger clubs in the league, we've always shown that the structure of a football club doesn't mean that it's always going to be those big clubs at the top of the league, we know that.

"We've recruited a good group of players, with good competition for places all over the pitch and when we've had injuries, suspensions or Covid issues we've dealt well with them.

"Last week was a good example of that, we had five substitutes on the bench, we had seven players missing yet we went to Walsall and took three points.

"This season as a whole has been very successful, we're currently in the play-offs but we have the opportunity to finish in second or third position.

"As I say, we'll go out there on Saturday and try to get the three points, that may be enough to secure promotion or it may not be, but we're looking forward to it."


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