McGuigan hopes new fans will return

More than 4,000 Morecambe fans turned out to watch the free game at the Globe Arena against Dagenham & Redbridge.
More than 4,000 Morecambe fans turned out to watch the free game at the Globe Arena against Dagenham & Redbridge.
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Morecambe FC chairman Peter McGuigan is hoping some of Tuesday night’s bumper Globe Arena crowd will return as paying customers.

More than 4,000 people, double average home gate, took advantage of the offer of free entry for the entertaining 2-1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge with the club now set to put on more “attractive” ticket offers.

Mr McGuigan said: “It was great to see so many people come to the game.

“We didn’t really know what sort of response we would get but to see so many was really heartening.

“I was particularly pleased that so many children came to the game and I just hope that a lot of people come back again.

“We will certainly look to keep the momentum going from the response we had and put on other attractive offers although it certainly won’t be as good as this one.”

The Shrimps supremo said it was important that Tuesday night’s game was a great spectacle, resulting in Jim Bentley’s side’s first League 2 win in six games.

The chairman said: “In the past when we have had big games we have sometimes not played well and people have gone away a bit disgruntled but that was certainly not the case in this game.

“The lads played some great stuff and it was exciting all the way to the end and to get the win after going behind was fantastic.

“It was a great night and we are really pleased that the offer went down so well and really pleased that the people of the town backed us.”