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Morecambe manager’s hopes for new ownership

The Morecambe manager says he hopes the ownership issues at the club will be resolved ‘in the near term’.

Derek Adams sparked speculation last weekend that there may be movement in the pipeline, after stating he had a plan to take the Shrimps from League Two to the Championship.

And, speaking ahead of the trip to Colchester United at the weekend, Adams said: ‘’(The ownership) is something we’re looking to try and sort out as soon as we possibly can. But that’s not in my thinking. It’s to look past that, and to work with the possible people coming in and love this football club even further forward.

‘’We know there are interested parties looking to buy (the club), and there are other people from afar looking for a project and to move an English football club further forward.

‘’It’s great that there’s interest. They can see a football club that can be developed. There’s a fan base that can quite quickly go even further, and financial we can be improved, we have one of, if not the lowest budget in the league.

The Shrimps have been officially up for sale since autumn 2022.

The English Football League (EFL) have to approve any prospective new owner of the club.

Bond Group Investments has owned Morecambe FC since 2018.

‘’A new ownership has a blank canvas to work from, to take this club from League Two, to League One, to the Championship,’’ added Adams.

‘’With the right people coming in, and with the right investment in the right areas, then we can see a real good future for Morecambe.

‘’It has to be done in the near term, as we can’t move forward without that happening. I couldn’t put a timescale on it but it has to be done within a six month period.’’

The Shrimps are back on the road this weekend, with a trip to Colchester United in League Two, looking to build on their first away win of the season at Forest Green last weekend, and a draw in Tuesday’s Lancashire derby against Accrington.

There will be full match commentary on Shrimps Live on Saturday from just before 2:55pm.

Morecambe will be without midfielder Jake Taylor, who has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a calf injury, but captain Donald Love is available after serving a one game suspension.

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