Up Next: Bristol Rovers v Morecambe

John Ward.
John Ward.
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Morecambe travel to struggling Bristol Rovers on Saturday.


Darrell Clarke

Assistant manager took over from John Ward on Friday as the 62-year-old was moved into a director of football role. Had returned for his second spell in charge in December 2012 and having taken over with the club second from bottom guided them to a comfortable mid-table finish last season. It has been a struggle this time around again however.

Key Man

Steven Gillespie

Former Cheltenham, Colchester and Fleetwood striker is the most likely man to hit the back of the net for the Pirates. Arrived at the Memorial Stadium in February after his release by the Cod Army.


Currently 20th, it’s been a mixed bag recently from Rovers who are four games without a win after the 3-1 defeat at Fleetwood on Tuesday night. Also recently lost 4-0 at Hartlepool and 2-1 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge as they get caught up in the tight bottom half of League 2.


It’s even Stevens in five previous meetings between the sides with two Morecambe wins, two Rovers wins and a draw. Back in December, Morecambe were 2-1 winners at the Globe Arena thanks to second-half goals from Padraig Amond and Jack Redshaw.

Possible line-up

Mildenhall, Smith, Brown, Clarke, Parkes, McChrystal, Woodards, Lockyer, Harrold, Gillespie, Clarkson.