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Leigh recognises building block following Addicks draw

24 November 2021

Greg Leigh says Morecambe’s ability to come back from 2-0 down against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night is a building block going forwards.

The South-East London side found themselves two nil up after 27 minutes courtesy of goals from Diallang Jaiyesimi and Conor Washington respectively, however a Cole Stockton penalty and second-half Anthony O’Connor penalty was enough to secure a point.

Leigh says being able to hold on for the point is a strong foundation to build on having struggled to do so in previous encounters.

“We managed to see out the game which we have struggled with in the past so that’s a big building block for us,” Leigh said.

“It had a lot of action in the first half, it was disappointing conceding a goal so early, I think it always is a blow for the lads, and even when the second one goes in.

“It was really good that the lads managed to show proper character to come back into the game, Cole getting a penalty and getting us back into the game was massive.

“Half time is always a struggle when you’re 2-0 down, when you’re 2-1, there’s always that belief and I think we kept that through to the second half and managed to get the goal.”

Since signing for the Shrimps in the summer, the 27-year-old has played 1,277 minutes of football across 16 games in all competitions and was rewarded for his efforts with a recent call up to the Jamaican national team.

Speaking of his form, Leigh added: “It’s important for me because, obviously in the last couple of seasons, I haven’t had a run of games, so I feel like I’m becoming more and more comfortable when I step on the pitch.

“It’s what I know, it’s what I’m used to, and every time I do it, it’s more and more comfortable.

“The more games I get, I’m adapting to it, it’s football at the end of the day and the more games you get, you feel stronger, if you’re fitter, you feel faster.

“It’s been good for me to get a run of games.”

We return to the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday afternoon as we face MK Dons in Sky Bet League One, get your tickets now from ticketsmorecambefc.com.


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