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Wootton anticipating a strong performance in South Yorkshire

17 September 2021


Wootton anticipating a strong performance in South Yorkshire

17 September 2021

Defender Scott Wootton is hoping the Shrimps can put in a solid shift at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday.

Morecambe travel to an out-of-form Doncaster Rovers on Saturday in Sky Bet League One with Richie Wellens’ side rooted to the foot of the table after totalling one point out of their opening six games.

Despite their miserable start, Wootton insists there is no easy game in League One and hopes the Shrimps will be on the top of their game come 15:00 on Saturday.

“It’s never that easy, especially in this league,” he said.

“The gaps in the level of quality in the players between the top and the bottom is very, very thin, games of fine margins.

“They’ll be disappointed, they’ll be hurt, they’ll be wounded from the start that they’ve had, but we’ve got to go there and take the positives.

“[We’ve got to] learn from the lessons of the past two games this week and go there and put on a good performance, make sure we take care of that, that’s all we can control and hopefully the result will take care of itself.”

After joining the club in August, Wootton made his first start and completed his first 90 minutes for the Shrimps in the Papa John’s Trophy game against Everton U21s, and the former Manchester United man says he is enjoying life at the Mazuma Stadium.

The 30-year-old continued: “I’m settling in well, obviously I was having to play catch up with signing late and not having a full pre-season like the rest of the squad, but it’s a really good bunch of lads.

“The coaching staff have been really good as well, the manager, Diarmuid, John, everyone’s been really good with me, like I say I was having to play catch up, especially early on in terms of fitness and sharpness.

“But day by day, week by week, the game in the week will help me get closer to maximum fitness levels, I’m enjoying it.”

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