Fan Feature: Morecambe

morecambeThis week’s Fan Feature sees Morecambe fan Jack Steer take the hot seat as he talks all things Shrimps! You can follow Jack on Twitter at @morecambejack

Straight to it this week (more of a q an a due to lack of time but still a great insight into the visitors to Sixfields tomorrow!)

How’s the start of this season gone?

Its been a very good start overall, currently sitting just outside the playoffs. Unbeaten in 5 and they could have all been wins had it not been for a late goal in injury time last week. Despite the squad being stretched with injuries, we seem to be coping and getting points on the board.

Any major changes from last season in personnel or tactics?

There has been quite a bit of change in the playing squad due to further budget cuts. A lot of senior players have left and have largely been replaced by younger players looking to prove themselves, but based on the season so far the younger players are proving better, if not as experienced.

What’s your realistic ambitions for the season?

Staying in the football league is the main focus, but as soon as we hit the 50 point mark, we will only be looking up. The sooner we get points on board the better, so we can play without any real worry. I’m sure most would be thrilled if we had a chance of a play-off place come May.

Who are your danger men for Saturday?

As always Kevin Ellison will prove a handful and can score out of next to nothing. Padraig Amond looked lively last week so hopefully he will keep performing well, but generally our goals have been coming from all over the park!

Any up and coming young players?

Many. Jim Bentley seems to have picked a bunch of exciting young players who, with a bit more experience, could potentially play at a much higher level. New striker Jack Sampson has been particularly impressive as a target man.

And, finally, a prediction for the game?

Given the way the last 5 games have gone, we will probably go behind but win! The pressure is on Aidy Boothroyd to get some results, so hopefully we can go out a little less nervous and play some good football.

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