This is a meeting between the worst home record in League 2 hosting one of the worst away records. Morecambe are unbeaten at home so far, but haven’t yet got a single point on the road.
They have had home wins against Walsall, Bradford and Salford, and a home draw with Notts County. In their last outing they held Swindon to a 2-2 draw at home, in spite of losing Yann Songo’o to a second yellow card in the 56th minute. Away from home they have lost 3 times, to Gillingham, Harrogate & Mansfield. They are 14th in the table – 4 points above Rovers, having played one game less.
Their recent home game with Salford descended into a mass brawl in the 94th minute. Both clubs received 4-figure fines for failing to control their players. Morecambe won the game 1-0 – Salford’s Matthew Lund was sent off in the 90th minute.
Don’t expect a goal-fest! Morecambe’s defence is one of the meanest in this league and they aren’t prolific goal-scorers either (just one goal away from home so far).
Their leading goal-scorer is Burnley loanee Michael Mellon, who has 4 goals so far. Michael is the son of former Scottish midfielder Mickey Mellon. Mickey Mellon is based in Blackpool and managed Fleetwood in his first managerial appointment between 2008 and 2012. Since then, Mickey has had a couple of spells in charge of Tranmere, as well as spells at Barnsley, Shrewsbury and Dundee.
Morecambe still have some off-field issues rumbling. The club’s owners (who also owned the now-collapsed rugby club Worcester Warriors) put the club up for sale in 2022. Morecambe FC are said to be financially sound, in spite of Worcester Warriors going into administration but the ongoing ownership issues still aren’t resolved.