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Match Preview: Morecambe

18 February 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview: Morecambe

18 February 2022

Shrewsbury Town start a run of two back-to-back home games on Saturday, as they welcome Morecambe to Montgomery Waters Meadow in Sky Bet League One.

Steve Cotterill’s side host Morecambe before returning to the Meadow on Tuesday night when they welcome Portsmouth to Shropshire. As Storm Eunice decimates the country this weekend, Salop will be looking to cook up a storm of their own in search of a valuable three points which will help lift them up the table.

Salop are currently 18th in the League One table whilst Saturday’s visitors occupy the last relegation place in 21st after struggling for form all season. They’re without a win in their last three since a win 3-2 home win against Wycombe Wanderers. 

The Shrimps are adapting to life in the third tier after getting promotion from Sky Bet League Two via the play-offs for the first time in their history and Stephen Robinson’s side are only one point away from safety. If they can get a couple of good results in come the end of the season, they will put themselves in real good stead to stay up come May.

Name: Morecambe Football Club

Founded: 1920 (101 years ago)

Co-Chairmen: Graham Howse & Rod Taylor

Biggest Win: 6-0 vs Crawley Town, League Two, September 2011

Biggest Defeat: 7-0 vs Newcastle United, EFL Cup Third Round

Highest League Finish: 4th, Sky Bet League Two, 2020-21

One to Watch: Cole Stockton

Cole Stockton has adapted brilliantly to life in League One following promotion last season, he’s netted 21 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions and has been Morecambe’s most influential player. He won the player of the month award in August after netting four goals in five appearances, he also won goal of the month in August as well.


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