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Adams reflects on ‘really good home performance’

30 July 2022

Derek Adams has labelled Morecambe’s opening day showing against Shrewsbury Town a ‘really good home performance’.

Despite a flurry of big chances for either side, neither team were able to break the deadlock as the game finished goalless.

In what was a competitive fixture, Adams says there were a number of factors that impressed him on the day.

“I thought we played really well to shape, our discipline was good because Shrewsbury are a very good side,” he said.

“They’ve taken in a good number of players in the summer, [they’ve] recruited well, and I thought today when our new recruits came in as well, they stuck to the task and put on a really good home performance.

“From a player point of view, we only made one substitution in the game, and that tells you the fitness levels were excellent, it was really difficult to make changes in the game because of the style Shrewsbury play.

“We just got into the final third a number of times this afternoon and maybe didn’t choose the right pass, or overhit it, but these are all things you can work on throughout the season.

“Getting a point today against one of the teams that want to be pushing higher up the table, it’s a good point for us.

“Overall, we take a point and a clean sheet.”

As well as creating chances, the Shrimps backline held firm to deny the visitors from taking all three points, and the gaffer praised how his defenders performed.

He added: “He [Farrend Rawson] did what we ask any defender to do, go and clear his lines, which he did with his headers and clearances as well.

“I thought [Ryan] Delaney did really well beside him, I think the two of them are steady defenders and they dealt with the threat because [Ryan] Bowman is a difficult striker to play against.

“I think the two at the back outside on the right-back and left-back had to do a really good job against their players as well, and it was a good performance from the whole team.”


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