Shrimps look ahead to big weekend for Morecambe FC and what it means for town's future

A Morecambe FC player dropped in to The Visitor office today ahead of a crucial weekend which could see a big change in fortunes for both the club and the town.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 2:48 pm
Morecambe midfielder John O'Sullivan at the Visitor office ahead of this weekend's crucial match.

The Shrimps secured a play-off spot with their 2-0 victory over Walsall last weekend.

However, defeats for Bolton Wanderers and Cambridge United mean boss Derek Adams and his side still have a chance of sealing a top three spot in League Two.

They have to get a positive result against Bradford City at the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday - and then hope the other matches go their way.

If the Shrimps draw and Bolton lose at Crawley Town, they could be promoted to League One on goal difference, whereas a win could see them finish second if the Wanderers and Cambridge both lose.

John O'Sullivan, who is currently out of action due to a hamstring injury, said: "It's in the balance; Bradford are a good team, we have to win.

"It's just another game, that's how you have to think of it.

"There are a few scenarios that can happen.

"It's the best season Morecambe's ever had in what has been a rubbish year for everyone."

The 27-year-old midfielder added: "It'll be great if we do it in the club's centenary season."

The club's commercial manager Martin Thomas spoke about what it would mean for the town if Morecambe are promoted.

"It's thousands of extra fans coming to the town, which means more hotel beds, more meals, more drinks," he said.

"We've become the new Blackpool in a way and we'll be seeing people coming here for the weekend.

"It means so much for the town if we play bigger."