Preview: Morecambe v Portsmouth

Jed Wallace.
Jed Wallace.

Morecambe welcome Portsmouth to the Globe Arena on Saturday searching for their first league victory against the south coast men.

Manager

Andy Awford

A Pompey stalwart, Awford played almost all his professional career at Fratton Park and remains the youngest player ever the appear in an FA Cup fixture. One of the longer-serving managers in the league today having taken up the post in March 2014.

Key Man

Jed Wallace

The former England Under-19s midfielder has been Pompey’s in-form man this year. Netting 16 goals in all competitions, Wallace’s poses the greatest threat to Morecambe’s chances on Saturday.

Form

Portsmouth currently lie two places below the Shrimps in 14th and just a single point behind. Their first win in five came last week with 2-1 victory over play-off chasing Plymouth.

History

Morecambe have never beaten Portsmouth in their short League 2 history. In three meetings, Pompey have come out on top in two – with a Jed Wallace brace sending the Shrimps down 3-0 back in November.

Possible line-up

Jones, Passley, Devera, Nosworthy, Butler, Dunne, Atangana, Wallace, Tubbs, Fogden, Taylor​.