Morecambe have been branded ‘disrespectful’ by Scottish side St Mirren after cancelling a pre-season friendly between the two sides.
The Shrimps have now apologised for postponing the fixture set for July 24 on Wednesday morning in order to rearrange a game with Wigan Athletic on the same date.
Morecambe have also offered to reimburse any costs already incurred by St Mirren supporters for travel and accommodation for the previously arranged game.
Following Wednesday morning’s announcement, St Mirren chief executive Brian Caldwell said: “Although I’m presently away on holiday I have already contacted Morecambe on what is extremely disappointing news.
“I’ve told them that we have already booked the hotel and bus for the team based on this fixture which was agreed.
“And likewise we have no doubt that many of our fans have already committed to accommodation and travel arrangements since the announcement of the fixture.
“To say I am disappointed is an understatement as when a team commits to a pre-season match then cancels when a better offer comes along is a very poor show and disrespectful.”
A Shrimps statement said: “Morecambe Football Club would like to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone connected to St Mirren Football Club that has been affected due to the game cancellation.
“It was never this club’s intention to show any disrespect to either St Mirren Football Club or any of its fans at any time during communications relating to the arrangements of this pre-season friendly.”