Our prediction for this League 2 match:
There will be fireworks when Morecambe and Newport take on each other in the League Two playoffs final at Wembley Stadium. Morecambe recorded three wins in the previous four league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the decider. John O’Sullivan remains on the sidelines through injury for the nominal hosts, while both Jordan Slew and Stephen Hendrie are rated doubtful for the final.
The Exiles, on the other hand, made a great comeback in the tie against Forest Green to set up a meeting with Morecambe. Newport are not regarded as good travellers, but they are surely capable of matching Morecambe behind closed doors. Fit-again attacker Lewis Collins should keep his place in Newport’s starting XI. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of Newport’s previous four away games in the League Two.
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.