Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The Mazuma Stadium will host Tuesday’s football game between Morecambe and Lincoln, the two teams who are level on points in the League One standings. Morecambe have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Doncaster Rovers, beating Crewe, while sharing the spoils with Accrington. Shane McLoughlin misses the match through suspension, while Jonathan Obika is out of contention through injury.
Lincoln, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Ipswich, with the team beating Burton on the road in their last league match. Since the Imps have been producing fine displays on the travels this season, away win should be considered. Conor McGrandles is sidelined through injury, while all Tom Hopper, Chris Maguire, and Liam Bridcutt are rated doubtful for the match, and the trio will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Lincoln):
Lincoln City are one of the oldest clubs competing in the League One as they were founded back in 1884. Lincoln City FC were established as an amateur association, but they turned professional in the 1891/1892 season.
Back then they played at John O’Gaunts stadium, but nowadays Sincil Bank is the club’s home ground. Sincil Bank was opened in 1895, holding up to 10,120 people. The club’s main colours are red, white and black, whilst the Imps wear green shirts and white shorts when playing on the road. Lincoln City and Mansfield Town are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but the Limps had some sort of local rivalry with Peterborough United, Hull City and York City as well.
Albert Iremonger (42 years and 312 days) is the oldest footballer to have played for the club, whilst Shane Nicholson (16 years and 112 days) is the youngest one. Lincoln City recorded a thrilling 9-1 victory over then local rivals Sleaford in their first game.