Morecambe boss expects Tranmere Rovers to be formidable opponents

Derek Adams is prepared for a difficult afternoon when his Morecambe players meet Tranmere Rovers tomorrow.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 8:00 am

The match sees a couple of League Two’s form sides go head to head at the Mazuma Stadium with the Shrimps looking to do the double after winning the reverse fixture at the end of October.

Morecambe’s midweek win at Exeter City lifted them into third place, thanks to seven wins and a draw in their last 10 league matches.

Tranmere sit just three points behind the Shrimps and out of the play-offs on goal difference after three wins and a draw in their last four outings.

Morecambe hope to be celebrating another home win tomorrow

Two of the division’s in-form marksmen are also due to feature with Morecambe’s Adam Phillips on 10 goals for the campaign.

For their part, the visitors can call upon James Vaughan, whose midweek double against Harrogate Town took him to 17.

“They are a very good side,” Adams said of their opponents.

“When we played them the last time, we did very well but you could see the talent they have got in their team. It’s no surprise they are doing well.

“They have a blend of youth and experience but James Vaughan is a vastly experienced striker and is definitely one to watch.

“I think we have good goalscorers throughout our team. We’ve got (Carlos Mendes) Gomes, (Cole) Stockton, John O’Sullivan, (Aaron) Wildig and Adam Phillips who are able to contribute goals.”

Having been under the radar for much of the season, the Shrimps’ results have now put them in a position where they are being noticed.

Adams said: “It’s testament to the players they have put themselves in a good position. We just want to go into every game, enjoying playing games, getting in the fresh air and going about our work.”

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