Our prediction for this League 1 match:
LNER stadium will host Saturday’s League One game between Lincoln City and Morecambe. The Imps are stuck in the middle of the table with 23 points in their pocket, but a win over the Shrimps could see them move closer to the playoffs berth. With no fresh injury worries to report, head coach Mark Kennedy is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with league leaders Plymouth at the weekend.
Meanwhile, Morecambe have drawn each of their last three league fixtures, with the team remaining in the danger zone. The Shrimps did well to hold promotion-chasing Portsmouth to a draw at the weekend, but given their four-game winless run on the road, we are tempted to put our money on Lincoln this time out. Derek Adams is likely to field the same starting line-up that faced the Pompey on Matchday 18.
Highlighted Player (Teddy Bishop):
Having joined Ipswich as an eight-year-old, Teddy Bishop rose through the ranks at Portman Road to become one of the key players for the Tractor Boys. Bishop’s road to prominence hit a serious roadblock in his first year of the academy scholarship when he endured a serious back injury, but it was in 2014 that he went from strength to strength – proving his worth at the club and emerging as one of the most promising players in the squad.
The total of 36 appearances in his debut season with the first team were more than enough to make an impression on the fans and the club hierarchy which offered him a new long-term deal.
This deep-lying midfielder in characterized by impressive passing accuracy, vision and great reading of the play. Bishop is an asset defensively as well, but he is most comfortable sitting just above the back line, spraying balls around. As a two-footed midfielder, Teddy Bishop is regularly being watched by a number of Premier League biggest clubs.
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.