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Opposition In Focus: Morecambe

28 April 2016

A closer look at the Shrimps

THE GRECIANS are in action at St James Park for the final time this season as they welcome Morecambe this weekend.

After a disappointing result against Bristol Rovers last time out, Paul Tisdale’s men will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend.
 
Saturday’s visitors Morecambe make the nearly three-hundred mile trip without a win in their last five matches - and their last away game saw them thumped 7-0 by Cambridge United.

Last weekend they played host to Stevenage, who swept the Shrimps away with a 4-1 win at the Globe Arena.

DISAPPOINTING SEASON FOR JIM BENTLEY’S SIDE

The club have lost twenty-four of their forty-four matches in the league this season, though have comfortably secured their place in the league next term as they find themselves well clear of York City and Dagenham & Redbridge, both of whom now know they will play in the National League next season.


MORECAMBE LOOKING FOR NEW OWNERSHIP

The club are currently in the hunt for new owners after being put up for sale in March and hope to have the takeover completed by the summer.

On the possible new ownership, chairman McGuigan told the official club website: “We’ve had good interest in the club. Both from International and UK based consortiums. We are in a process and we are hopeful that by the end of May there should be a positive outcome.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS WITH CITY

The clubs have met just nine times in the past, with both sides recording two victories each.

They last met at the Globe Arena in January when the game ended 1-1. Morecambe’s top goalscorer this season Shaun Miller gave the Lancashire side the lead from the penalty spot before Jayden Stockley levelled for City.

City last beat the Shrimps last season at the Globe Arena, as an own-goal and a late finish from Tom Nichols saw the Grecians take a 2-0 win.

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