Preview: Morecambe v Oxford

Tony Capaldi during his Morecambe days.
Tony Capaldi during his Morecambe days.
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This Saturday, The Shrimps welcome Oxford to the Globe Arena hoping to continue their good home run.


Chris Wilder. After taking over in December 2008, 45-year-old took The Us back to the Football League in his first full season in charge via the Conference Play-Offs.

One to watch

James Constable. Dangerous front man will lead the line for the visitors. Turned down a move to Swindon in January and form has struggled since then. One player Shrimps fans will be watching for a different reason is Tony Capaldi. Ex-Northern Ireland international full back played 18 games for The Shrimps in the 2010-11 season but left the club in acrimonious circumstances after criticising the club’s training methods on Twitter, something for which he later apologised.


Morecambe have won just one of the four Football League meetings between the two sides, a 2-1 victory at the Kassam Stadium in March. Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 0-0 draw at the Globe Arena almost exactly 12 months ago.


Oxford are on a poor run in the league, winning just one of their last seven games, leaving them 18th in League 2, a solitary point behind The Shrimps in the table. Drew 1-1 at home to Aldershot last Saturday.

Possible line-up

Clarke, Batt, Raynes, Wright, Capaldi, Chapman, Potter, Leven, Davis, Constable, Rigg.

The game kicks off at the earlier time of 1pm.