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Skipper wants to stay unbeaten at home for as long as possible

9 August 2022

Shrimps captain Donald Love says staying unbeaten at home for as long as they can will give the side a solid base to work with this season.

Morecambe progressed to Round Two of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shootout victory over Stoke City at the Mazuma Stadium on Tuesday night, and Love says the team can be proud of their performance. 

“You know it is going to be hard when you play against a Championship side who have a lot of the ball, I think everyone worked well to a man, and we got the win in the end,” he said.  

“It was vital getting the win, especially at home as we have to make it a bit of fortress, and hard for teams to come here, this is the place where we need to get most of our wins. 

“We battled back after going a man down, some of the decisions by the referee were a bit soft but he gave it, we got on with it and did really well to get the game to penalties.”

Love was one of five penalty takers that slotted the ball past Jack Bonham in the Potters goal, and the skipper says it was pleasing to get the win against a very tough Stoke outfit. 

“We did all the hard work in the game, we know penalties are one of them things but it was just a case of going out there, doing what we’ve done in the 90 minutes and putting the game to bed,” he added. 

“It is pleasing as captain to come out with a win against a very good opposition, but that is what we want to do every game, win, not just against these bigger sides, they all matter to us. 

“I am enjoying my time here, we have a really good changing room that work hard and are pulling together in the right direction, we have to get another three points on Saturday against Fleetwood Town."

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