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Morecambe outline free travel incentive for Barnet game

Morecambe lost 2-0 on their last visit to Underhill

Morecambe chief executive Rod Taylor has revealed the League Two club will lay on free coach travel to supporters for their trip to Barnet on 19 March.

Taylor hopes the incentive will boost morale with the club currently just eight points above the drop zone.

"When you're down at the wrong end of the league you need to galvanise everybody together," Taylor told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We're all in this together and we want to maintain our league status."

The idea was first suggested by Morecambe secretary Neil Marsdin.

And Taylor says it is a move that has gained momentum ever since.

Morecambe and Barnet fans have a great affinity with each other

Morecambe chief executive Rod Taylor

"The players are contributing, along with the management and backroom team, as well as the chairman and board of directors, so whatever coaches we fill we'll fund," he said.

"It's a bit of a reward for supporters who do travel, although they don't have to have travelled and it's open to everyone who wants to go.

"We want a party atmosphere down at Barnet and want the supporters to get behind the lads and really be the 12th man.

"The other thing about the trip is that Morecambe and Barnet fans have a great affinity with each other. When we were first promoted to this division we played them at home and the Barnet fans unfurled a banner saying 'welcome to the Football League'."

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