Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson is hoping to add some fresh faces to his squad before Saturday’s game against Ipswich Town.
Despite having already made 15 new signings since the transfer window opened, Robinson is eager to add depth to his squad as The Shrimps prepare to play League One football for the first time in the club’s history.
The former Motherwell manager replaced Derek Adams after Morecambe’s play-off success last season and has had to rebuild the squad after numerous departures, including key players; Carlos Mendes Gomes, Yann Songo’o and John O’Sullivan.
Robinson already has an injury crisis at The Mazuma Stadium, with new signing, Jon Obika, facing up to five-months on the side-line after picking up a hamstring injuy in pre-season.
Bristol Rovers forward Jonah Ayunga was swiftly signed to replace the injured 30-year-old, Robinson told The Visitor; “I could do with a couple more players and no more injuries. It (Obika’s injury) is a huge blow. We knew that may be the case but he’s had his operation and that’s why we brought Jonah (Ayunga) in.”
Speaking to The Visitor, Robinson made his concerns clear after another injury to Rangers loanee Josh McPake; “Josh was out with an ankle injury, so we aren’t sure how long he’s going to be out for but he’s been really good. I think we are a bit short in the forward areas for now.”
Morecambe are well stocked in other areas of the pitch, but now with two injured forwards, Robinson will be hoping to add some extra firepower before the weekend’s trip to Portman Road.
Morecambe shocked everyone with their promotion from League Two, but after losing manager Derek Adams and a handful 0f key players, The Shrimps seem certain to struggle in the third tier.
Stephen Robinson has made a substantial effort to ready the squad for the upcoming campaign, and has been quick to sign a replacement for the injured Obika. However, Jonah Ayunga only managed two goals in 30 appearances last season and further additions will be needed. There is still four weeks left in the transfer window, but Morecambe need to move fast if they want to be ready for their trip to Ipswich on Saturday.