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Adams: ‘We’re starting to click.'

14 April 2022

Manager Derek Adams says, from the games he’s seen, his Shrimps side are starting to click.

The Shrimps kick-off the bank holiday weekend of fixtures with a trip to Charlton Athletic on Good Friday before hosting Portsmouth on Easter Monday.

Last Saturday saw Cole Stockton score his 25th goal of the season in all competitions with an incredible long-range volley that looped over Dimitar Mitov in the Cambridge goal and into the back of the net.

Ahead of Friday’s trip to London, the gaffer says whilst Stockton’s scoring abilities are undoubtedly important, it’s good to see other players stepping up and converting chances when called upon.

“It’s important that other players score goals as well,” he said.

“We’ve had that with Arthur [Gnahoua], [Adam] Phillips and [Aaron] Wildig at this moment in time helping Cole, we obviously need Connolly to get a goal as well because that would help us even further.

“He’s [Connolly] been a great outlet for us on the right-hand side because of his pace and direct play, and over the games that I’ve seen, we are starting to click.”

When Adams arrived at the Mazuma Stadium during his first spell with the Club, the Shrimps were battling to avoid relegation from Sky Bet League Two, and the 46-year-old believes after the Easter weekend fixtures, we’ll have a clearer picture of how the campaign will end.

He added: “When I came to this football club, we were in a situation where it was very similar, and we had to get ourselves away from the bottom of the table.

“Let’s see how it pans out after this weekend, we’ll have a better idea going into Monday, and then after Monday, we’ll have a really good idea how it goes for the next two games.

“We’ve got ourselves into a situation where we’re out of the bottom four at this moment in time, that’s where we want to be.

“We understand the fixtures that are coming up, but you just never know in football what you can do.

“I’ve been a manager for so many years, I’ve played against a lot of big teams and been able to get results, so as a player going onto that pitch, you just never know when that win’s going to come along, and hopefully it is Saturday.”


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