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SAM LAVELLE | The Lads Deserve A Lot Of Credit

27 May 2021

Shrimps skipper Sam Lavelle says his side will treat Monday's play-off clash at Wembley like "any other game.''

Morecambe face Newport County for a place in League One in one of the biggest games in the club's history but Lavelle says the players and the staff are looking to keep things as normal as possible.

"It is a massive game for the club and the fans, we all know that," said Lavelle

"We are just trying to treat it like another game, we're preparing for the match like we have for games all season.

"I don't think anyone would have expected us to do as well as we did this season and to finish fourth and miss out on automatic promotion by just one point was unbelievable and the lads deserve a lot of credit for that.

"We started the season really well and have kept that form all season and been in the top four or five all season which is testament to the lads, the staff and the manager.

"It's definitely been the most enjoyable season I have had here and it is hard to believe how the club has turned round its fortunes since we went to Coventry three years ago needing a point to stay in the Football League.

"That was a massive day for a very different reason to Monday but we got through it and we have a lot of players who are used to big games.

"We have a really good squad this season and whenever someone has been injured someone has come in and done a great job and that has made a massive difference. We don't just have a strong starting 11, we have strength in depth and that has proved important.

"We know our strengths and we know we create chances and we have hit good form at the right time and will be doing all we can to take that form into Monday's game.''

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