Guernsey Press

Adams aiming for game time after making Morecambe loan move

Guernsey professional footballer Joe Adams hopes for more senior game time having joined EFL League Two side Morecambe on loan for the rest of the season from Wigan Athletic.

Guernsey footballer Joe Adams has joined Morecambe FC on loan from Wigan Athletic. (Picture by Jack Taylor/Morecambe FC, 32873916)

The 19-year-old has been a regular in the Latic’s U21s where consistent performances were rewarded with call up to the first team bench for a Carabao Cup tie against Fleetwood Town, but he said the desire to get more experience of senior football was behind the move to the Shrimps, who play at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium.

‘I’m really looking forward to it, it just came about the last couple of days, I was told the loan was a possibility and when it got done, I was buzzing, and just really looking to getting out there and playing,’ he said.

‘I’ve been on a few loans, which were four or five games each, they were good experiences, but here, a proper loan until the end of the season, I’m looking forward to it.

‘Obviously I want to get to the highest level possible and challenge myself, but hopefully I can just get as many minutes as possible, experience what the league’s like and just learn as much as possible.’

Morecambe was the first club in Ryan-Zico Black's semi-pro career. They currently sit 17th in League Two but are only six points off the play-off places in a congested table, having won nine and drawn six of their games.

Adams has already trained with his new teammates ahead of today’s home game against second-placed Mansfield. ‘There’s a good group here, all the lads were really welcoming, I thought I trained well so hopefully I’m involved on Saturday,’ he said.

Morecambe boss Ged Brannan told BBC Radio Lancashire about the qualities he sees in Adams.

‘He can play in the eight or the 10. He travels with the ball really well and he’s going to be an exciting one for the fans,’ he said.