Morecambe defender pleased with Fleetwood Town clean sheet

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Liam Gibson was happy with a point and a clean sheet after Morecambe and Fleetwood Town played out a goalless draw at the Mazuma Stadium.

Saturday’s shutout was the Shrimps’ first in 12 league games since their victory against Lincoln City at the end of September.

A match played in foggy conditions saw chances at a premium, the visitors coming closest in the first half when Shayden Morris was thwarted by Morecambe keeper Kyle Letheren.

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Shrimps’ top scorer Cole Stockton almost won it after the break, forcing a save from Town shot-stopper Alex Cairns late on.

Morecambe and Fleetwood Town played out a goalless drawMorecambe and Fleetwood Town played out a goalless draw
Morecambe and Fleetwood Town played out a goalless draw
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Gibson said: “I think both teams had their chances and both teams looked to cancel each other out.

“With it being a derby, no-one wants to lose and I think that showed in the end, but I would rather keep a clean sheet and get a point.

“The past few games, we haven’t been good enough defensively; we’ve conceded way too many goals, so to not concede today was massive.

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“I think he (Stockton) was unlucky, he couldn’t get it out of his feet, but it would have been a bit cruel to nick one at the end. I think a point is a fair result.”

Gibson was one of four full-backs to feature for the Shrimps on Saturday.

With Scott Wootton and Ryan Delaney both absent through injury, it meant right-back Ryan McLaughlin joined Gibson and Anthony O’Connor in the back three.

Ryan Cooney and Greg Leigh also featured, the latter having recently usurped Gibson in the left-back role when Morecambe have utilised a back four this season.

“Greg has been fantastic all season,” said the 24-year-old.

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“I couldn’t have any complaints when I wasn’t playing, so it’s just about working hard in training and waiting for an opportunity.

“I’ve got that with the system change. For me, it’s just about keeping my performances at a high level and trying to stay in the team.”

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