Adam Dugdale: We’re confident we can get a result at Northampton

Adam Dugdale captained Morecambe in their win over Yeovil on Saturday. Picture: Matt Rushton
Adam Dugdale captained Morecambe in their win over Yeovil on Saturday. Picture: Matt Rushton

Adam Dugdale sees no reason why Morecambe can’t upset promotion-chasing Northampton on Saturday.

The Cobblers have won nine of their last 10 games to move level on points with League 2 table-toppers Plymouth Argyle as they target promotion.

The Shrimps, who have only won one of their 13 meetings with Chris Wilder’s side, are unbeaten in four themselves however after a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Yeovil last time out.

Dugdale said: “I think we’ve been decent away from home to be honest.

“Me personally, I’m not too worried about what we’ve got to face ahead of us.

“They’re in good form but they got beaten on Tuesday night so hopefully that knocks them a little bit.

“We’re confident we can go there and get a result and on our day we’re certainly capable of doing that.

“With a good game plan and a good performance you never know.”

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The win over Yeovil on Saturday saw The Shrimps get the better of an entertaining game in which all the goals came in 11 second-half minutes.

Dugdale said: “It was a fantastic win.

“We went 1-0 down but I thought we showed an excellent fighting spirit and deserved the three points in the end.

“It just sets us up nicely for the game at the weekend and hopefully we continue that unbeaten run that’s at four now with us unbeaten in 2016.”

The upturn in form has seen The Shrimps move just five points off the League 2 play-offs with the former Crewe defender believing anything is possible in the second half of the season.

Dugdale said: “A couple of back-to-back wins can put you right in amongst it but with a couple of losses you’re looking over your shoulder a little bit.

“All we need to do is concentrate on ourselves at the moment and keep plugging away and trying to pick up as many points as we can, you just never know where it could take us.”

Dugdale could again captain the side at Northampton on Saturday, if Shaun Beeley doesn’t recover from an ankle problem, with club captain Peter Murphy also ruled out for the season.

The 28-year-old said: “I’ve been captain everywhere I’ve been.

“I was captain at Crewe so it’s something I’m used to.

“When you are asked to be captain it’s an honour to represent any football club and it’s something I enjoy when I’m asked to do it.”

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