Morecambe are set to host Salford City U18s at home Saturday 12 March in EFL Youth Alliance League.
The young Shrimps have had an extended period off between games and are ready to get back to the action. They’ll be hoping to bounce back after a 3-2 defeat to Tranmere Rovers last month.
The Youth Alliance is divided into four regional groups, Morecambe U18s competing within the Northwest division of the league. The last time they met with Salford City was back in October 2021 where the Shrimps lost 6-1.
Salford are currently sitting in fourth place on the table and head into the game on Saturday on a level form with the Shrimps, having secured one win in their last five games. Their last away game was a 3-2 loss against Accrington Stanley.
Academy manager, Luke Morgan, spent his youth playing career at Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, and Bradford City. He also made appearances for Salford City in 2011, when the club was in the Northern Premier League First Division North.
It was during Morgan’s time at Bradford, that he began taking coaching courses and worked with the Manchester United Foundation. Morgan joined Salford City as U18s lead coach, but following a re-structure of the Academy in 2020, he was appointed manager.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game, head of coaching, Neil Wainwright, says it’s been a frustrating couple of weeks having a few weekends without a game.
“We have prepared with a couple of friendly games in the meantime and hopefully they’ll be raring to go for the match against Salford,” he said.
“It’s a game the boys are looking forward to as they want to change our recent record against them. It hasn’t been favourable over the last few seasons.
“It’s also a good opportunity to give some game time to a few of our under 16 players, who have been excelling recently, ready for when they come in next season as scholars.”