Beeley confident Morecambe can get better of former club Fleetwood

Shaun Beeley.
Shaun Beeley.

Morecambe defender Shaun Beeley is preparing for a tough task against former club Fleetwood on Saturday but is confident his new side can prevail in the Lancashire derby at Highbury.

And with a 1-0 victory for Morecambe in the corresponding fixture on Boxing Day, the league double is very much on.

The 25-year-old said: “Any team is beatable, everyone stands a chance of beating anyone in this league.

“We need to remain positive and stay together as a unit. It’s important to pressure them early doors, rather than letting them attack us, we have to attack them.”

In terms of the reception he could receive on the Fylde coast, Beeley admitted: “It could be a mixed one but the fans were great with me, I hope it’s more positive than negative.

“You always get some boos but it won’t bother me too much anyway.”

Three points on Saturday would probably see the Shrimps secure Football League safety for another season but Jim Bentley’s side are without a win in six.

Beeley however believes they can take positives from the 1-0 defeat to Mansfield Town last time out and knows it doesn’t take much to move up what is a very tight League 2 table.

He said: “The game (against Mansfield) could have been a lot different if we had taken our early chance.

“If we’d scored an early goal we definitely could have gone on to win the game.

“From the play-offs right down to the relegation is tight. A couple of wins will take you up to 10th but likewise a couple of losses will take you straight down to relegation.”

After joining the Shrimps on a short-term deal in January, Beeley has settled in well to the Morecambe set-up and is enjoying his football.

In terms of his future beyond May, Beeley said he wanted to stay but was in the dark regarding a potential contract extension.

He said: “It’s a good club, the lads are great, the gaffer’s great, I’m just hoping we can finish the season well.

“We’ll see what happens (at the end of the season) and whether they push something my way.”