Morecambe Vs Stockport County, Tue 2 Nov 2010


Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy will be without suspended duo Andy Parrish and Chris Shuker for the home clash with derby rivals Stockport.

Both men were sent off during Saturday`s 3-1 defeat at Torquay and begin one and three-match bans respectively.

Shrimps assistant boss Mark Lillis is expecting a reaction against County and said: "We will have to pick ourselves up now for Stockport on Tuesday but it's a local derby and so the players will not need any encouragement.

"In football you get tough times, you get bad luck but the thing is that you have got to keep your heads held high and keep believing and that's what we will continue to do."

Paul Scott remains sidelined through injury and fellow defender Will Haining could miss out again with a hamstring strain.

Stockport boss Paul Simpson looks set to swing the axe.

County were subjected to a humiliating 5-0 home defeat against Hereford on Saturday and changes are on the cards.

"It was a horrible performance for 90 minutes," said Simpson, who looks set to remain without the services of defender Danny Swailes (knee).

Meanwhile, midfielder Matty Mainwaring is due to go into hospital in a bid to cure the problems that have hampered his progress this season.

He has been suffering from discomfort recently from the leg which was broken against Grimsby, and the metal pins which were put in place during the operations he had at the time, are to be removed to aid his recovery.

The operation, due towards the end of November will keep the midfielder out of first team contention until the New Year.

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