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Delaney calls for Shrimps to head into derby day with clear mindset

30 September 2022


Delaney calls for Shrimps to head into derby day with clear mindset

30 September 2022

Ryan Delaney believes his teammates must approach derby day with a clear mindset.

For only the second time this season, Morecambe head into a Saturday fixture without having played on the Tuesday night prior.

Defender Delaney has called upon his teammates to clear their minds and focus on the task at hand as preparations for Saturday’s trip to Stanley ramp up.

“You’ve just got to clear your mind,” he said.

“We’ve got a fresh week now, a full week of training before the game against Accrington on Saturday.

“You kind of have to go into it with a clear mindset of the task at hand, obviously over the weekend, everyone would’ve been really frustrated [losing] at home, but when it comes to Monday and Tuesday, you’ve got to put your head back into it.

“There’s another game to focus on and we can’t really wallow on past results when there’s so many points to play for in the future.

“We’ve got a week to prepare, to put mistakes that we’ve done in the last few games to one side, work on that and go into the game on Saturday with a positive mindset, clear goals on what we want to achieve and the outcome of winning the game on Saturday.”

The Shrimps face John Coleman’s men for the first time this season after picking up two draws against the East Lancashire outfit last campaign.

The 26-year-old admits the added pressure of a Lancashire derby is what the team aim to strive under.

He continued: “It brings extra pressure, but pressure is what we want to play for.

“It’s [the Wham Stadium] a unique ground, it’s going to be a big game for both teams, and we’ve got to be right at it.

“Over the last couple of years, since they got promoted from League Two, they’ve done really well.

“Year on year, they’ve pushed on and what’s what we want to work towards this second season in League One and we want to kick on from last year.

“The big games and large attendances are what we thrive under I think, so it’s going to be an exciting day.”

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