Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a massive 5-0 loss to Derby County, Morecambe will look to get back on course when they face Forest Green on Saturday afternoon. The Shrimps have a chance to escape the relegation zone, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field against the fellow strugglers. Both Michael Mellon and Jacob Bedeau are pushing for a start after coming from the bench in the Pride Park defeat, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Green Army, on the other hand, extended their losing run to four games against Peterborough, and given their shaky defence, Morecambe will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. In the first half of the season the Shrimps outplayed the Green Army, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Forest Green):
Forest Green are an English club which was founded back in 1889. The Rovers host fellow League Two teams at the New Lawn, the stadium with the capacity of 5,302. Forest Green played their first home league game on October 6, 1889, with the team sharing the spoils with Brimscombe.
Green is the dominant colour of their home kit, and Forest Green footballers wear black shirts and black shorts when playing on the travels. In the 1981/82 season the club won the FA Vase, with the team beating Rainworth Miners Welfare 3-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
It has to noted that town of Nailsworth, where Forest Green are based, is the smallest settlement to ever host a Football League club. In December 2012 the club won a prize for growing a field without using chemicals. cheltenham town are regarded as one of the club’s fiercest rivals.