Beeley hopes for settled time at Morecambe

Shaun Beeley.
Shaun Beeley.

Shaun Beeley is targeting a settled season after signing a permanent deal at Morecambe.

The marauding right back has put pen to paper on a two-year deal after impressing with the Shrimps in the second half of last season following his release from Fleetwood.

And having also spent time on loan at Bury during the 2013-2014 season Beeley is relishing a steadier campaign.

The 25-year-old said: “There was pre-season at Fleetwood, Bury until January, then Morecambe until the end of the season.

“It was difficult because you’re adjusting every time to a different mentality and way of playing but I’m hoping for a more steady, settled season.

“And hopefully touch wood I’ll be injury free.”

Having carried knocks throughout the season, Beeley also believes the Shrimps fans haven’t seen the best of him yet, despite some impressive performances down the right-hand side.

He said: “I came in off the back of an eight-week hamstring tear and only training once before and then I tweaked my right hammy and played with other little knocks.

“I feel like I didn’t get time to build my fitness back up but I think the fans will be a little bit more impressed next season.

“I want to attack more this season and if I’m injury free I should be able to cause more problems.

“I’m definitely going to look after myself over the summer and come back stronger.”

Beeley is confident he can do that having thoroughly enjoyed his time with Morecambe thus far.

He said: “It’s always good to be wanted.

“I took the opportunity when I first moved blindly really. I didn’t know whether I’d enjoy it or what it would be like but I’ve enjoyed every moment and it’s been great.

“I signed because of the respect I’ve got for Jim and Kenny and everything to do with the club really.

“I see that as more important than money sometimes and if I enjoy my football that will make me play better.”

And he believes that there is no reason why the Shrimps can’t push for the play-offs in his first full season at the club.

He said: “I think we can hit the play-offs.

“With the group we’ve got, the players and the management staff, I think they’re within reach.

“I played with some good players at Fleetwood and I feel like we’ve got just as good here.

“I think if we can play well then nothing’s out of reach.”