CARETAKER Chesterfield manager Tommy Wright is refusing to underestimate the danger struggling Morecambe will pose at the Globe Arena tonight.
The Shrimps have gone five matches without a victory in League Two and lock horns with the Spireites without the services of Kevin Ellison. The influential midfielder, formerly of Rotherham United, begins a three-match suspension following his dismissal at Cheltenham Town last week.
Chesterfield, in 14th position after nine outings, have yet to win on the road and Wright expects Morecambe to be another tricky test.
“It’ll be a difficult game; they’ve got one or two players who I know from my time at Oldham,” said Wright, who expects midfielder Drew Talbot to be passed fit.
“I know if we’re not up for it [it’ll be difficult], but we’ve been up for every game so far.
“We are unbeaten in nine and we’ve got a lot of positives to take from that run.”
Jim Bentley, manager of Morecambe, accepts Ellison will be sorely missed but added: “It gives someone else a chance to stake a claim.
“Chesterfield are a good side. They had that losing mentality last season, but they’re a big club at this level. Sometimes you have to remember who you’re competing against.”