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We must remain positive says Adams

18 March 2022

Derek Adams says the Club must remain positive ahead of the final eight games of the 2021/22 Sky Bet League One season.

The Shrimps were unlucky not to pick up maximum points against Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers respectively since Adams’ arrival back at the Club, and says he cannot fault the players’ attitude in recent games. 

“We have to remain positive, we have to pick up wins and I have spoken a lot about that since I’ve come in, we’ve nearly got there on a couple of occasions against Ipswich and Bolton but not quite,” he said.

“I think the players kept on going on Tuesday night and had to deal with some huge set-backs in the game, conceding just before half-time and at the start of the second-half. 

“When you are down at the bottom of the league, there can be big set-backs, they kept on going, kept on pushing until the end of the game and you just have to make sure you stay in the game.” 

Despite recent results, the Shrimps find themselves just a point off safety, something that Adams sees as a positive heading into the final stretch of the season. 

“It is extremely tight down the bottom of the league and that is a huge positive for us, of the teams that are down at the bottom, they aren’t doing enough to get clear of one another,” he added. 

“Ourselves, Gillingham, Doncaster and Crewe are in the bottom four, we are not winning the games to catch the teams above us, and if we would have done that, we would have been out of the relegation zone by now. 

“You look back at the Ipswich game and the Bolton game and if you see them out you could have claimed some big points, we have eight games left to go and we will see where it takes us.” 

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