Fleetwood Town vs Morecambe: League One preview

In League One action, Fleetwood Town brace themselves for a Lancashire derby with visitors Morecambe, held at Highbury tomorrow. Cal Insull reports.

Town will host their first Saturday home clash in three weeks, since a heartbreaking defeat to Burton Albion in the final minutes of the game.

Despite this, the Cods have continued to pick themselves up and have taken four wins from their last five games, including three points from Cambridge United in midweek.

Defender Shaun Rooney was the one to watch during that fixture, as his 88th-minute winner was claimed from a header at close range.

Highlights from Fleetwood Town vs Cambridge United, credit: FTFCOfficial YouTube

Not the only one though, winger Promise Omochere has found the back of the net on five separate occasions so far, both in League One and FA Cup competition.

Goals are flying in but the defending deserves equal credit – as Fleetwood have registered three consecutive clean sheets against other tough opponents such as Plymouth Argyle and Peterborough United.

After reaching 13th position in the table after Tuesday’s win, the only way is up as Fleetwood go into this matchup with fellow Lancashire side, Morecambe.

The Shrimps on the other hand have been struggling recently, occupying the bottom four for the majority of the campaign.

Now just one point above safety, sat in 20th, manager Derek Adams will know that a win over Fleetwood would be crucial in staying in League One.

Having won their last game 1-0 over Port Vale, that was the Shrimps’ first victory since the end of January.

Despite the difficulties in form amongst the Morecambe squad, Fleetwood Town boss Scott Brown was keen to put praise on the visitors for the upcoming event.

Brown said: “Derek has done a very good job at Morecambe and has made them hard to beat. They’ve jumped into a couple of different formations, so we need to see how they play.

“In the last few games, they’ve had more possession of the ball and some very good lads in the middle of the park who can get on the ball.”

Fleetwood Town manager Scott Brown

“Derek is a great person and spoke well after the game when I went to speak to him last time we met.

“That’s like us Scottish lads, it’s like the goalkeeper’s union, we just stick together.”

The match, kicking off at 15:00, will definitely be one to keep an eye on tomorrow with two Lancashire clubs battling it out for glory.