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Leigh: “We have to impose our game.”

31 October 2021

Defender Greg Leigh says that Morecambe must start to impose their game on opposition teams.

The Shrimps lost out against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday by three-goals-to-one, despite scoring a second half equaliser and dominating large spells of proceedings.

Leigh, who was recently called up to play for Jamaica on the International stage, says that Stephen Robinson’s men have already proven they’re capable of playing good football.

“We really have to start imposing our game on teams that are in and around us,” he said.

“I feel like we do play good football, against your Plymouth’s and your Oxford’s who are up there in the league, but it’s important that we impose our game onto other teams who are in and around us and show that we are better than they are.

“In football, when mistakes are made, it’s often difficult when you are punished for them, and I feel like, at the moment, we’re just getting punished for every single mistake.

 “We definitely have to do more in and around the box to stop those things happening.”

The 27-year-old feels that, despite falling to defeat, there are plenty of positive sings for the team to focus on.

Leigh added: “It’s important that we gather ourselves together and realise that we’ve got a lot of the play, the performances that we need, it’s just those fine margins that I think, if we put right, we’ll be a different side.

“We’ve got to look at ourselves and make sure those fine margins are put right.

“I think there’s also times in the game where we do put our body on the line, but the gaffer’s right, it needs to be every time, it can’t just be once or twice, or even three times, it has to be every time to stop the ball going in the back of the net.

“It’s something that we need to find in ourselves as players.”

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