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Adams: The Table Is Tightening Up

3 January 2023

Derek Adams admits there is still a long way to go this season with plenty of points still to play for, despite his side cutting the gap to safety to just one point over the Christmas and New Year period.

The Shrimps made it back-to-back league wins for the first time this season over the past couple of matches, with convincing victories over Accrington Stanley and Burton Albion.

With Morecambe now just one point off safety, a win on Saturday against Cheltenham could take the Shrimps out of the bottom four, and Adams is conscious of how close it is in the bottom half of the league table.

"It's really tight in the bottom half of the table now - probably all the way up to Charlton who are on 28 points," he said.

"We always believed the league table would become a lot closer and tighten up, and that has proved to be the case. The players have done incredibly well over the past two matches to close that gap, but there's still a long way to go this season.

"We're back at home again on Saturday against Cheltenham, and it's a match the players are all really looking forward to."

Despite the emphatic scoreline on New Years Day, the one sour note on the day was Cole Stockton having to come off at half-time, which Adams confirmed was through injury.

"Cole picked up an injury in the first-half against Burton, and had to come off," he said.

"We will assess that throughout the week and see where we are at come Saturday. Caleb Watts, who came on for Cole at half-time, did a fantastic job and got on the scoresheet twice.

"He probably should have had more as well, but it was a great display from him and from all of those involved."

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