Morecambe boss smart ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup challenge

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Derek Adams is certain that the pressure on Frank Lampard will only add to Sunday’s Morecambe FA Cup challenge at Stamford Bridge, with the League Two club back in full training after the Covid-19 outbreak and the entire squad tested ahead of their third round tie in West London on Thursday morning.

Shrimps coach Derek Adams knows exactly what’s in store this weekend for his side, who for the first time in 18 years have reached the third round. Derek Adams, pictured, is ready for the challenge of leading League Two side Morecambe to Chelsea in the FA Cup (Nigel French/PA) Premier League giants Chelsea in the FA Cup (Nigel French/PA) Chelsea’s poor run of four defeats in six Premier League meetings put boss Lampard under pressure and poses Adams and Morecambe an unwanted additional threat. “I think Chelsea’s form makes it more difficult for us, there’s no doubt about that,” Adams told the PA news agency. “We know Chelsea are under pressure to get through to the next round and they were in the FA Cup final last season. So we know the game will be difficult for us. But I think it’s going to be more difficult than it probably could have been, because if they were winning games, maybe it would have been a little bit easier for us. “And on Sunday we’re preparing for the game, along with all the other games. “It’s just nice to be back with the boys and kicking against the ball.”@Kelvmellor is excited to be back training with the group. Read more #COYShttps://t. Co/ePKRSl73M7- Morecambe FC (@ShrimpsOfficial) January 6, 2021 “They’ve had 10 days off and have been isolated at home, and they’re obviously looking forward to getting back to training and getting going. “They’re looking forward to Sunday’s game and they’re in good spirits. Former Ross County and Plymouth coach Adams led the Lancashire club to seventh in the League Two table, but since a 3-1 win over Grimsby on Boxing Day, his side have not played a game. While this hiatus has obviously slowed the momentum of Morecambe, Adams insists on his side trip to Stamford Bridge full of trust and determined to prove their worth. “I don’t think it will be any different without the fans,” Adams said. Chelsea are used to playing without fans, but there is no change in the quality of the opposition. “Chelsea are used to playing without fans, but the quality of opposition doesn’t change. ” Without the fans, I think the players have to be more focused because the atmosphere is missing, they just have to switch very quickly. “I think the players have to be more focused without the fans because the atmosphere is missing, they just have to switch very quickly. ” “So we have to analyze that very quickly in the game that they are going to come out of the blocks as quickly as possible. “Of course, I think the game against Chelsea will be difficult, because they’re a very strong team. In the third round of the FA Cup, the last time Morecambe played, Ipswich was the opponent (Sean Dempsey/PA). “To get into the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in 18 years is very good for the club,” he said. We’re all disappointed that the fans can’t be there because I’m sure there would be thousands for the game. “We’re all disappointed that the fans can’t be there because I’m sure thousands would have turned up for the game. ” We’re not going to benefit as much as we would have if the fans had been there. “We won’t benefit as much as we would have if the fans had been there. ” “Any money you haven’t budgeted for is welcome, and at this soccer club you’re happy with anything that comes in.”

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