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McCalmont: ‘We’ve got to put it all in.’

7 March 2022

Midfielder Alfie McCalmont says the Shrimps have got to ‘put it all in’ throughout the remaining 11 games of the season.

The Shrimps are currently two points from safety in Sky Bet League One, with only nine points separating themselves from Charlton Athletic in 16th.

With the table being so tight towards the bottom, McCalmont says the team have to give their all in every game between now and the end of the campaign.

“He’s [Derek Adams] just come in straight away and put his ideas on the team, and we’ve all got to buy into it,” he said.

“We’ve got 11 games left so we’ve got no time to waste, and we’ve just got to put it all in for these last 11 games, and he’s making sure we’re going to do that.

“We’ve said as a team, we need to be more clinical because it’s coming down to the back end of the season now where it really matters.

“Going down to Plymouth and picking up a point, that would’ve been massive with the other teams losing around us, but we’ve got to forget about that now and move on to the next game on Tuesday which is massive.”

Saturday’s game at Home Park was the first time McCalmont has started a game since Morecambe’s 4-3 victory at home to Doncaster Rovers at the beginning of January.

After being given the chance to start for the Shrimps, the Leeds United loanee is eager to repay the faith of manager Derek Adams.

He added: “I’m here to learn, I’m not a player just to throw the towel [in], I spent a bit of time out of the team, but I was working hard on the training ground.

“I’ve got to give 100% because if you don’t, you’ve got no chance of getting back in the team, obviously the new manager coming in, he gave me my chance, I’ve just got to keep repaying him and hopefully keep myself in the team.

“When they came here, Bolton, we should’ve won 1-0, obviously they scored late on, we know as a team we’ve got to put our chances away and kill the game off when we can.”


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