Wright confident Morecambe will end winless run soon

Andy Wright battles for the ball against Burton Albion. Picture: Nigel Slater
Andy Wright battles for the ball against Burton Albion. Picture: Nigel Slater
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Morecambe vice-captain Andy Wright is confident the Shrimps can end their six-game winless run sooner rather than later.

Zeli Ismail’s stunning strike saw promotion-chasing Burton Albion leave the Globe Arena with a 1-0 win meaning Jim Bentley’s side have not won since the Boxing Day derby victory over Fleetwood.

But Wright, who skippered the side in the absence of Mark Hughes against the Brewers, insists the mood is still upbeat in the changing room.

The 29-year-old said: “We’re all desperate for that win.

“We’re all down coming into the changing rooms after a defeat but I don’t want to say the mood in the changing room is down at all.

“You’ve got to try and stay positive otherwise it’ll start rubbing off on the pitch.

“Hopefully we can get that win sooner rather than later.”

But that will be easier said than done with games against some of League 2’s other fancied sides to come, starting with Rochdale next Saturday.

The midfielder said: “Quite often you’ll find the tough games are where you might nick a win but in this league, I’ve said it 100 times and I’m sure many others have as well, anybody can beat anybody.

“Regardless of where they are when we play them we’re going out there to beat them.”

Looking back at Burton, Wright conceded the conditions, a cut up pitch and swirling wind and rain, dictated how the game panned out.

He said: “It’s tough for both sides.

“If you’re the type of side that wants to play football, it’s difficult. You can’t play football out there.

“But it was very disappointing.

“It was a scrappy game, which is to be expected with the pitch and the conditions at the moment but unfortunately we’ve come out on the wrong end of it.”

It was a special goal from on-loan Wolves winger Ismail that decided the game however.

Wright said: “You can take nothing away from the guy’s strike.

“He’s obviously got a good left foot and we knew that which is probably where we’ve maybe got to try and keep him on his right foot but the lad’s done well to get inside and put a wonderful strike into the bottom corner.”