When Morecambe hosts Charlton Athletic at the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday, they will be looking for their first league victory since October.
The visitors, meanwhile, will enter this match fresh off a loss to Stockport County in the FA Cup second round and are looking to snap a run of five straight games without a victory in all competitions.
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With just six victories from his 40 matches in charge at Morecambe, it is fair to say that Derek Adams is having a difficult time.
Following a draw with Exeter last time out at the Mazuma Stadium, Morecambe shared the victory with them thanks to two goals in two first-half minutes.
Adams’ team took the lead after Cole Stockton scored his second goal in as many games, but Sam Nombe quickly equalized for Exeter.
The Shrimps are now fifth from the bottom of League One and desperately in need of points as a result of that outcome.
When Charlton plays Morecambe this weekend, they’ll be hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of losing in the FA Cup.
In their FA Cup second-round rematch, Will Collar’s hat-trick for Stockport County eliminated the managerless League One team.
After six months in charge, Ben Garner was fired from his position as Charlton manager last Monday. Despite leading the Addicks to an EFL Cup fourth-round match against Premier League team Brighton & Hove Albion, Garner had won just three of his previous 16 league matches, dating back to August.
The Addicks have only picked up two points in their last five League One games, falling to 17th in the standings and just seven points above the relegation zone. Garner’s eventual successor will have their work cut out for them to keep the Addicks in League One for the upcoming season.
The Morecambe team hasn’t won in all competitions since October, but interim manager Anthony Hayes will believe he can record three points in his first league game in command.
That may benefit the hosts in their attempt to pull off an upset because neither team is in particularly strong form.
But given that Charlton has only triumphed once away from home and Morecambe has the division’s second-worst home record, we anticipate a close game at the Mazuma Stadium.