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Shrimps aiming for first home league win of season against Tykes

Morecambe are aiming for their first home victory of the season in League One this weekend as Barnsley come to the Mazuma Stadium.

There’s full match commentary of the game on Shrimps Live tomorrow (Saturday October 22), from 2:45pm on our FM and DAB+ services. Host Dave Salmon will be joined by special guest, former Shrimps’ winger, Neil Wainwright.

Click here to listen to a preview of the game in the latest episode of The Shrimps Verdict Podcast.

After a week of games on the road, Morecambe return to the Mazuma on Saturday for the visit of Barnsley, for their first visit to Lancashire in the league.

Last time out in Sky Bet League One, Ryan Delaney’s excellent strike earned the Shrimps a 1-1 draw against Burton Albion. In midweek, the Shrimps were beaten 2-1 by Harrogate Town in the Papa Johns Trophy, but despite the result, Derek Adams' men qualified for the next round of the competition.

The Shrimps are bottom of the League One table, with just one victory from 13 games.

Manager, Derek Adans, said: “We’ve been able to progress in the Carabao Cup and the Papa Johns but we really need to concentrate on the league campaign and try to pick up as many wins as we can.

“It was always going to be difficult, we understand that the competition we have in League One isn’t easy.

“At the same time, we’ve had injuries to attacking players who haven’t been able to play, which has affected us.

“Ash Hunter has only been off crutches for two weeks, and we missed Cole Stockton for six games but he’s back fit, Kieran Phillips had only just come in, Caleb Watts has been out and so is Jake Taylor.

“We’ve missed a lot of attacking players, which hasn’t allowed us to play the way we want to play.”

‘’We’ve been in difficult circumstances for the majority of the season. There’ll come a time when it will all come together, it’ll click and we’ll get into a much better position.

‘’We’re fighting against a group of teams down the bottom of the table, and we can’t concern ourselves about the teams at the top.

‘’We have a group of talented players who are very together, and at some stage they will kick on.’’

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