Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Globe Arena will host Saturday’s relegation six-pointer between Morecambe and Mansfield Town. Morecambe aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Cheltenham Town, and we are positive that they are going to leave their hearts on the field in the match against the fellow relegation-threatened side. Alaj Leitch-Smith, who found the net after coming as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat to Cheltenham Town, is likely to be recalled to the starting XI.
As for the away team, the Yellows aim to escape the danger zone in the League Two standings. The visitors have been scoring goals for fun in 2020, but, on the other hand, they have been struggling at the back of late. Important attacker Alexander MacDonald misses the match with injury, and, in his absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Nicky Maynard, who scored a brace in the 2-2 draw with Carlisle United. Anyhow, a lively encounter is on the horizon at Globe Arena.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.