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Adams praises new additions ahead of Peterborough clash

5 August 2022

Derek Adams has praised his new signings for settling in well to life at Morecambe ahead of the Shrimps’ visit to Peterborough United.

Six summer signings made their league bow for Morecambe on the opening day against Shrewsbury Town, with Connor Ripley, Donald Love, Max Melbourne, Farrend Rawson and Ash Hunter all starting on the day.

Jake Taylor replaced Liam Gibson for the final 25 minutes, and Adams was pleased with how his new additions performed.

“We had five new players starting,” he said.

“When that is the case, you’re playing at home in front of your home fans, there is that expectation and I thought they held themselves, they looked after themselves.

“They’ve got their parents at the game, they’ve got family and I think, over the afternoon, I was really happy with the outcome.

“I thought they were very good, everyone that played on the day played their part, they had to play tactically a different way at times, and I thought they handled that situation well.”

The Shrimps’ first away day of the campaign sees them make the trip to the Weston Homes Stadium to face Peterborough United, a side that Adams has full admiration for.

He continued: "They're a football club that have shown over the years, their transfer business is excellent.

"They take in players, they pay money in transfer fees but what they do is they then sell them on at a higher premium than they bought them for, and that's the model that the owner has put in place, and it's a terrific model for them.

"They're one of the clubs in this league if you're an up-and-coming team, you have to look to.

"They've got some talented players in the side, they were 2-0 down last week, they got it back and won 3-2 so we understand the problems they can cause us.

“We understand there are possible problems we can cause them because Cheltenham did it to them in the first half.”

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