It’s all new for Morecambe Football Club. New manager. New division. New players.
From narrowly escaping relegation from Sky Bet League Two in 2020, to earning promotion a year later. For Morecambe, there current situation is one that the club has been welcoming with open arms.
Last season, for the first time in the club’s history, Morecambe earned promotion to Sky Bet League One via the play-offs. They beat Newport County 1-0 in a controversial play-off final win over Newport at Wembley Stadium.
Just days after the victory, manager Derek Adams resigned.
The club acted quickly and on June 7 Stephen Robinson was appointed to lead the Shrimps into League One waters.
Since that start of the calendar year, Morecambe have put together a rather impressive overall record, as well as in league play (including League One and Two). However, consistency is what eludes the Shrimps. Since January, the club has produced a record of 15 wins, eight losses and six draws across both divisions.
In the team’s past 15 games across all competitions, they hold a record of seven wins, six losses and two draws, dating back to last season’s play-off winning run. However, recent form sees them losing five of their last seven matches (including cup defeats).
The injury bug has plagued Robinson’s side over the course of their inaugural season in League One. Out for the foreseeable future are notable players: Courtney Duffus (forward), Jonah Ayunga (forward) and Adam Phillips (midfielder). Despite the absences, the Shrimps have had little trouble finding the back of the net. In all, the team has scored 13 goals across all competitions this season, including eight of those coming from star forward Cole Stockton.
Robinson and his staff have had a problem keeping the opposition out of the net as well, allowing 15 goals thus far. Included in the opposition’s scoring are a 4-3 loss to Wimbledon in the team’s last League One contest, in addition to a 4-2 loss in the Carabao Cup to Preston North End of the Championship. Opponents have scored multiple goals in four of Morecambe’s nine matches on the campaign.
The good news for Rovers fans is that Morecambe have never won at the Keepmoat Stadium albeit they have only played there once.