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Jim Bentley and former Shrimps player Lewis Alessandra.
Jim Bentley and former Shrimps player Lewis Alessandra.
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Morecambe travel to in-form Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

Manager

John Sheridan

Former Oldham and Chesterfield boss arrived at Home Park back in January 2013. Won eight and drew four of his 19 games during his first season in charge to avoid relegation from League Two. There are loftier expectations in his first full season in charge with the Pilgrims amongst a host of clubs pushing for a play-off place.

Key Man

Lewis Alessandra

Former Shrimps man turned down a new contract at the Globe Arena in the summer to be reunited with Sheridan, the manager who gave him his Football League debut at Oldham Athletic. Winger has impressed since arriving at Home Park and has nine goals in all competitions this season including the winner on Saturday in the 2-1 victory at Dagenham & Redbridge. Will be hoping to reach double figures against his former club on Saturday.


Form

Have won twice in the last week with victory at Dagenham and Redbridge before a stunning 4-0 win over Fleetwood on Tuesday night. Sheridan’s side have by and large improved as the season has gone on after a difficult start. Sit in eighth place just four points off the final play-off place occupied by Southend.

History

Shrimps have won just one of the five meetings between the sides, a 2-1 victory at the Globe Arena back in August thanks to Padraig Amond’s first goal for the club six minutes from time. There have also been two draws and two defeats with the Pilgrims doing the double over Jim Bentley’s side last season.

Possible line-up

Cole, Berry, Parsons, Young, Blanchard, Nelson, Banton, Hourihane, Reid, Trotman, Alessandra.