Two minute guide to: Morecambe

Two minute guide to: Morecambe

OVF takes a look ahead to Saturday’s League Two clash with Morecambe.

Chris Shuker will be looking forward to taking on his former teammates while Micky Adams is looking for revenge after Morecambe’s 4-0 win at Vale Park.

Form:
Not great. Morecambe have only won two of their last seven games and are in 13th place in the table, one place above Vale.

Last time we met:
Vale slumped to a 4-0 home defeat to Morecambe in October. The visitors’ goals came from Price, Alessandra, Wilson and Fleming.

Overall record:
Vale have won twice, Morecambe have won four times and there has been one draw.

Featured player:
Chris Shuker could face his former team if he makes the Vale starting line-up. The winger endured a disappointing spell at Morecambe where he chalked up twelve starts and fifteen sub appearances. However, Shuker has not been exactly complimentary of Morecambe’s methods telling the Sentinel: “I had a bit of a bad time mentally in the game with a few things that happened at Tranmere and then I went to Morecambe, where I didn’t enjoy it. The training was poor and I basically spent my time thinking that I didn’t want to be there. It wasn’t a confidence issue with me it was more to do with the training and being unfit because of it. It was a bit of a bad 18 months for me.”

Played for both:
Players to appear for both teams include Scott Brown, Michael Twiss, Adam Yates and the aforementioned Chris Shuker.

Team news:
Clayton McDonald will not be available due to his high-profile court case, so Joe Davis is likely to come back into the starting line-up. Adam Yates and Tom Pope also have picked up knocks but are expected to be OK.

Pre-match quotes:
“What they did to us at the beginning of the season, we remember that. They were flying back then, but it just goes to show that it’s a long hard season. They have got a bit to prove and will want to finish the season well like we do, but the important thing is that we go there and concentrate on our own job.”
– Micky Adams

In numbers:
Anthony Griffith is set to make his 150th league start for the Valiants. Tom Pope will be making his 50th league appearance for the club.

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