How much have Morecambe spent on agent fees?

Rhys Oates was one of those players on whom Morecambe spent money
Rhys Oates was one of those players on whom Morecambe spent money
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Figures released by the FA show that Morecambe spent the fourth lowest sum of League Two clubs on agent and intermediaries’ fees.

The figures, which cover the period from February 1 2018 to January 31 this year, show that the Shrimps spent £13,486 in that time.

That money was spent on securing the services of seven players among Jim Bentley’s squad.

The players in question were Sam Lavelle, Luke Conlan, Rhys Oates, Zak Mills, Mark Halstead, A-Jay Leitch-Smith and Ritchie Sutton.

According to the figures published, only Crewe Alexandra, Bury and Macclesfield Town spent less than the Shrimps in the same period.

Crewe spent £10,638 and Bury £6,075, while bottom club Macclesfield Town spent £1,000.

The division’s biggest spenders were Northampton Town with £92,125 ahead of MK Dons and Mansfield Town, who spent £80,263 and £77,932 respectively.

While it may be the fourth lowest total in League Two, Morecambe’s outlay still represents an increase on the amount spent during the same period 12 months earlier.

Rewind a year and Morecambe were the third lowest payers but had spent £8,801 in the process.