Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Morecambe will be aiming to put an end to their five-game winless run when they take on Mansfield Town on Matchday 28. The Shrimps have been struggling at the back of late and they face yet another difficult task against the promotion hopefuls. John Joshua McKiernan continues to miss out with injury, with Jake Taylor likely to keep his place in the starting XI.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Crewe and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Mansfield are more of a team than Morecambe and we predict that the visitors are going to showcase their worth on the field. In the first half of the season Mansfield outplayed Morecambe 3-0 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. Both Rhys Oates and Callum Johnson are sidelined with injuries, while defender Callum Macdonald is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.