Shakers take their pre-season fitness regime to the sea-side
Richie Barker will take his charges for a breath of sea air on Saturday as he looks to step up the pre-season fitness regime with a promise of more minutes on the pitch for some following a week of more work on the tactical side and more work on shape of the side.
Morecambe will provide a good test to the ambitions of the management staff and will offer a different prospect to the likes of Burnley on Tuesday night.
It’s certainly a game to look forward to, with memories of a good night at the Globe Arena still fresh in the minds of many of the squad from our last visit to the Lancashire Coast and a good 4-1 win. Perhaps most pleasing that night was the performance. Nothing from that game has any bearing on this visit though; it was just a good night to be a Bury fan.
The gaffer will take the entire squad to Morecambe; changes will take place, though the changes may not be as many as we saw on Tuesday. Another aspect of pre-season that hasn’t been mentioned yet is that search for a settled side, and the search for the side that will take on Middlesbrough in two weeks’ time.
The new season is a fortnight away, whilst most of the country and the planet turn their thoughts to the Olympic Games – there’s still the matter of Middlesbrough arriving here in 14 days’ time.
Physio Tom Walsh has the usual collection of blisters and stiff joints – but nothing that will keep players out of the game. Thankfully injuries have not been an issue thus far.
Morecambe’s own pre-season is gathering pace with a defeat at home against Everton in Jim Bentley’s testimonial game and a 1-0 win away at Barrow. Like us, and any other side, it’s all about progression, fitness and stamina for that first game.
These prices are for the seated area, as the away Terrace is not being opened on Saturday.
Junior (5-18): £3
The Globe Arena, Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe, Lancs, LA4 4TB
Getting to the Globe Arena
By road: Leave the M6 motorway at junction 34 and follow signs to Morecambe. Cross the River Lune via Greyhound Bridge in the left hand lane and continue following signs for Morecambe onto the A589. At the first two roundabouts keep in the right hand lane and carry straight on. At the third (Shrimp) roundabout turn left and continues along Westgate for about a mile. You will pass Morecambe Fire Station on your right just before you reach the Globe Arena, also on your right.
By rail: At Morecambe train station walk along the platform and follow the bicycle / walking signs around the end of the railway line. Continue until reaching West End Road. Cross the road, go down Acre Moss Lane and follow this for its full length (towards the end it becomes Buckingham Road). Upon reaching Regent Road/Westgate turn left, go over the bridge and the Globe Arena is some 200 yards further on, on your left.