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Shrimps look ahead to Lancashire derby  

Morecambe make the short trip down the M6 to take on Lancashire rivals, Accrington Stanley, this weekend.

There’s full match commentary of the game live from the Wham Stadium tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, October 1), from 2:45pm on our FM and DAB+ services.

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

Morecambe will hope to make it back-to-back away wins following their 2-1 victory at Forest Green Rovers on 17 September, where former Accrington man Farrend Rawson clinched the points in the final minute.

Stanley beat Bristol Rovers by a goal to nil in their last outing, and John Coleman's men will be aiming to make it four games without defeat.

Manager Derek Adams said: ‘’ “It wasn’t like us to surrender that lead against Cambridge. We were set up to cause them problems but sometimes, on the day, your players don’t cause problems.

“Winning at Bristol Rovers was a fabulous result for them because we know how difficult it is to go there and come away with a draw.

“They have started the season well and have been in the division for a number of seasons.

“What they have done really well is take players, sell them on, and make a lot of money from that, which has been able to generate extra revenue to spend.

“They have done that on the stadium, they have enhanced their playing squad, and they have done exceptionally well. Accrington have a new pitch, which is really nice, and there are new changing rooms as well but we’ll go there and try to get the three points.”

Accrington boss John Coleman told the Stanley website: “The Morecambe game is always a bit special because the fans make it special.

“Everyone knows my affinity with Morecambe, I was delighted when they got promoted and I want to see them flourish, I have got a lot of friends there; I had my most prolific spell in football there.

“They are generally really good games, the fans make it a good atmosphere and Morecambe will travel in numbers.

“Once you have that atmosphere, the game hots up and there has always been plenty of goals in the games.

"You have got to hope we put them in one end and keep them out at the other.

“Derek has done a marvellous job when he got Morecambe promoted, once you get to know Derek, you see how passionate he is about football, that’s refreshing."

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