Jack the lad loving life at Morecambe
Morecambe's Liverpool loanee Jack Dunn has thanked everyone at the club for helping him to settle in quickly and show what he can do.
The youngster hit a hat-trick in last week’s League Cup win at Rotherham United, followed by the equaliser in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Blackpool.
Dunn’s six-month move was announced within an hour of his starring role in helping a Liverpool XI beat the Shrimps in their final pre-season outing.
“It was a bit weird,” he acknowledged. It was a good game, one that let me know what the lads are like, what the system was about and what I could expect.
“It’s lovely; I’ve really enjoyed it so far because the lads have welcomed me.
“It hasn’t been difficult to settle in; if anything it feels like I’ve been here for a long time because of the way everyone has been with me.”
Following his midweek hat-trick, which saw him named in the team of the week for round one, Dunn again stepped up when needed on Saturday.
With half-time approaching and the Shrimps trailing, he kept his cool to level from the spot after Tom Barkhuizen was tripped.
“I never doubted myself at all and that’s every time I step up,” he said.
“I’ll always do it, I’ll never shy away from the responsibility.
“It’s been a good week for me and one which I’ve really enjoyed but, as a team, the lads have got to recover for the games ahead.”
Dunn’s penalty and Michael Rose’s second-half strike turned around a game in which Morecambe were second best for much of the first half.
Beating a Blackpool side looking for an immediate return to League One was a welcome boost following the opening day defeat at Grimsby Town.
“It was a tough game because we knew they were going to be strong favourites in this league,” Dunn said.
“However, we went out with a game plan and we showed we were the fitter team.
“Our team is a fit one and we showed we aren’t going to fade; when it got to the end of the of the game, I think that’s when we got stronger.”