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Preview: Duff on Morecambe

15 August 2019

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Michael Duff has reminded his players of the outcome of their visit to Morecambe towards the end of last season ahead of this year's trip to the Shrimps on Saturday.

The Robins were defeated 4-0 in Lancashire at the Globe Arena on an afternoon where Duff felt his team were "bullied".

He has praised this weekend's opponents ahead of the long journey north for what will be a challenging game against a side who continue to make their mark on League Two football.

"They've had two tough games against Mansfield and got two good results," Duff said.

"They were a crossbar away from going 3-0 up on Saturday and then on Tuesday night they've made a few changes and had a man sent off after 22 minutes and I think it shows you everything about what they do.

"I don't mean that disrespectfully because I know Jim [Bentley] well. I've got the utmost respect for him. I think I said it this time last year he does an unbelievable job to keep them in the Football League every single year and I think it goes under the radar.

"22 minutes down to ten men against a good team in Mansfield and they've kept themselves in it to win it on penalties.

"We know what we're going to get. They did it to us last year - bullied us last year and beat us 4-0 comfortably towards the end of the season.

"That should be fresh in the minds because if you take it back it's only about three or four away games ago. Different season, different group - but that should be fresh in the players minds as well."

See more from Duff's pre-Morecambe press conference above on iFollow.

Tickets and away travel for Saturday's fixture are available to buy from the ticket office at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium. It's open between 10am and 3pm today and details on prices are available here.

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