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Adams: Returning Players Offer Extra Dimension In Attack

17 November 2022


Adams: Returning Players Offer Extra Dimension In Attack

17 November 2022

Derek Adams says players returning from spells away offers his side a different dimension in the final third.

The Shrimps have been marred by injuries in the first four months of the campaign, with a number of attacking players missing due to a combination of injury and suspension.

Last time out, against Portsmouth at home, saw Morecambe enjoy a strong performance in the final third, posing a barrage of attacking threat on the visitors’ goal, and the gaffer admits his side can benefit from players returning from their absences.

“We’ve played on the front foot to try and get that advantage in games,” he said.

“We know we can defend well at times as well, and we can go forward, we’ve got players now coming back into the team who enable us to have that extra dimension going forward.

“If you look at Caleb Watts and [Adam] Mayor, they’ve come into the side after one injured and one making his way from the academy, that’s enabled us as well to have different propositions up front.

“We’ve got the likes of [Arthur] Gnahoua who can come into the squad and [Dylan] Connolly at times, [Cole] Stockton and [Kieran] Phillips, it’s really helping us now.”

Saturday sees the Shrimps face off against Lincoln City at the LNER Stadium for the first of two encounters in three days.

The gaffer is under no illusions at the gravity of the challenge the Imps pose to his side.

He added: “Lincoln is a big club in this division.

“They’ve got average gates of eight or nine thousand, they’ve taken some very good income from that point of view, and they’ve been in League One for a number of years now.

“They moved up from the National League to League Two, and straight up to League One, and they’re a club who is well supported.

“It’s up to us to go there and try to win because they’ve drawn seven games at home this season, we understand that, but they’ve come off themselves a very good draw at home to Plymouth Argyle.”

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