‘One of the bigger clubs’ - Morecambe manager makes positive Bristol Rovers assessment

The Shrimps boss praised the fan base and spoke of the clubs stature ahead of his trip to Bristol Rovers

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Morecambe manager Derek Adams has been complimentary about Bristol Rovers ahead of his side’s visit to the Memorial Stadium.

The Shrimps are the visitors to the West Country for the Gas’ next League One match and are hoping for survival once again.

Adams steered the club to safety on the final day of last season, preserving their third tier status after winning the play-offs back in 2021.

Rovers meanwhile are the new boys of the division, but despite their status, the Morecambe boss believes that tomorrow’s hosts are one of the ‘bigger’ clubs in the division, reserving praise for their fan base.

Adams came up against Joey Barton and Rovers during his spell in charge of Bradford City before he was replaced by former Wales, Blackburn and Fulham boss Mark Hughes.

“They have got a squad that they have built from last season into this season and it is very strong,” he said in his interview with the official Morecambe club media.

“They are one of the bigger clubs, fan base wise it is excellent, and they always create a good atmosphere when you go there.”

Morecambe as it stands are second from bottom in 23rd going into the fixture and are one of two teams, including bottom placed Burton Albion to not win a league fixture.

Their three points on the board this season have come from draws with two coming in their last four matches.

Adams admitted: “The only reason we are in League One is we have done well enough to be there. We all enjoy being in League One and the difficulties being there.

“We’re not one of the big boys, we’re not one of the middle tables, we’re down the table for a reason because we don’t have the financial power to bring in these top players.

“We are not one of the big boys, we have a good group of players that want to do well and stay in the league for another season.”