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Morecambe’s trip to Barrow postponed due to international call ups

Morecambe’s trip to Barrow next weekend has been postponed due to international call ups.

A number of squad members have received notification they have been included in various squads at both under 21 and full international level, leading to the League Two fixture, due to be played on September 9, having to be rearranged.

Clubs can request a postponement of their fixtures should their squad receive three or more selections for internationals at either full or under 21 level.

Yesterday JJ KcKiernan and Eli King were named in the Northern Ireland U21 and Wales U21 squads respectively.

King, who has eight previous under 21 caps, will be part of the squad for a friendly against Liechtenstein next week, and then a U21 EURO qualifier against Lithuania on September 12. He played the full game in his country’s previous qualifier against Denmark in June.

McKiernan has two previous under 21 caps, and is in the Northern Ireland party for their qualifiers against Luxembourg next Thursday (September 7), and Ukraine the following Tuesday (September 12).

Today, a further call up for defender Jacob Bedeau for Grenada means the Shrimps have requested the fixture be postponed.

In addition, forward Adam Mayor has been named on the standby list for the England U20 squad.

A new date will be set for the fixture by the EFL in due course.

For supporters that have already purchased tickets, these will be valid for the rearranged fixture. 

Once a rearranged date has been confirmed for the game to be played, any supporters that are unable to make the rearranged date will be able to obtain a refund.


On their call ups, Manager Derek Adams said, “It’s fantastic for all four players to be recognised by their national sides. It is true testament to how all four have applied themselves and their attitudes to continually improving at the same time as they play a vital part in our squad.”

“Part of their development here is continuing to push themselves each day and playing at International level is certainly good recognition of their willingness to do that. I know that the 3 heading off will come back better for the experience and for Adam, it gives him massive confidence. It keeps these players hungry to maintain and grow the levels which they are performing at and its benefitting both Morecambe and their national sides right now.”

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