Morecambe’s form ‘has to be better’ as they prepare for vital Cambridge clash

Morecambe manager Derek Adams says the squad’s form has to be better as they prepare for a relegation battle against Cambridge United on Tuesday.

The Shrimps have won just one away game of 16 this season, a 2-1 win over Forest Green Rovers in September.

Match highlights of Morecambe 2-0 win against Forest Green Rovers at the New Lawn Stadium

Speaking after their goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, manager Adams said the team’s form needs to improve.

“Its another game for us where we go away from home,” said the boss. “Our home form has to be better (but) we have to pick up wins away from home.

“But what we have got is more players coming back. That’s given us an opportunity to be competitive, you’ve seen that today with the players that we’ve taken off the bench.”

Morecambe are fourth-bottom after 34 games played, with a trip to relegation rivals Cambridge the next hurdle.

After the same number of games, Cambridge are three points and two places behind in the table, leaving the match vital for both sides in their push to remain in League One.

Bedeau reacts to Morecambe’s 0-0 draw against Bolton Wanderers

Defender Jacob Bedeau hopes his squad can improve on their last result away from the Mazuma Stadium, a 1-0 loss to Fleetwood Town.

“I think we’re a little bit disappointed with how we’ve performed away from home,” he said. “I don’t think the performance (at Fleetwood) was bad, I felt we were alright.

“On another day we’d have come away with a point or even three.

“I think we’ve got to improve away from home. Tuesday’s the perfect chance to go and do that. It’s going to be a massive game because it’s a six-pointer, really.”

With just 12 games left this season, time is running out for Morecambe to stay in the third tier.