Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Aesseal New York Stadium will host Tuesday’s EFL Cup game between Rotherham United and Morecambe. The Millers have been in a fine form of late, with the team rolling over Reading 4-0, while sharing the spoils with both Preston and QPR. Joshua Kayode is out of contention through injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. Morecambe, on the other hand, are still without Courtney Duffus, who has yet to overcome his long-term injury, with Ashley Hunter missing out as well.
The Shrimps, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Oxford United in their last league match. Morecambe have yet to record a win in the new League One campaign, and seeing that Rotherham have turned their Aesseal New York Stadium into a real fortress, home win should be considered. In their last encounter at the venue Rotherham defeated Morecambe 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Josh Vickers):
A product of Arsenal's youth academy, Josh Vickers, is an English footballer who plays for League One Club Lincoln City. The 6ft 2-inch goalkeeper's first appearance came for Isthmian League outfit Canvey Island having joined them on loan in August 2013. He went on to play over 30 games for the club before returning to Arsenal to sign his first professional contract.
His time at the Gunners was shortlived, however, and involved another loan to Conference South club Concord Rangers before making a permanent switch to Premier League side Swansea City in August 2015 on a two-year contract. In his time at Swansea, Vickers made zero appearances for the first team but did feature in the club's under-18 and under-23 team.
Vickers spent his 2016/2017 season on loan to Barnet, where he made his League One debut against Cambridge United on the 6th of August, 2016. Born on the 1st of December, 1995, the 23-year-old has featured 47 times for his current club Lincoln, on a contract that expires on the 30th of June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.