Hull City loanee Callum Jones says he was pleased to get minutes into his legs against Hartlepool United in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night.
It was Jones’ penalty that fired the Shrimps into the lead five minutes before the break, after Matty Daly opened the scoring for United on nine minutes, which was followed up by a sensational chipped equaliser courtesy of Shane McLoughlin.
A late equaliser from Daly ensured a penalty shootout to separate the sides, providing Jones with the opportunity to net his second of the game, which he did without issue.
“It’s good to get minutes in,” he said.
“I’m being patient at the minute because the boys are doing well, so to come here and get 90 minutes and put an alright performance in is what I was looking for.
“Being on the bench, you need to be ready for injuries, sending offs, when you come off the bench you need to be fit and ready to go, so that 90 minutes is definitely important.
“I scored a few penalties for Hull last year, three or four maybe, but as I said I practice most days so it’s something that I’d like to say I’m quite good at, it worked tonight.”
Since joining on a season-long loan from the Tigers in the summer, the 20-year-old says he is enjoying his time with Morecambe and is learning from senior players like Toumani Diagouraga.
Jones added: “I’m enjoying it, I’m learning, like I said I’m being patient because the boys are doing well, but I’m learning every day.
“It’s new to me how the gaffer wants to play, so I’m trying to train hard and wait for my chance.
“I think he [Diagouraga] just oozes class, he’s so composed on the ball and he’s someone definitely that I watch when he plays because, if I can take a few pointers from him, I’ll be alright.”