Midfielder Callum Jones says he’s enjoying life at Morecambe after scoring in the Shrimps’ defeat against Hartlepool in the Papa John’s Trophy.
The 20-year-old put the Shrimps ahead shortly before half-time as he converted a penalty, before he netted again from the spot in the decisive penalty shootout. Although Morecambe fell to a 4-2 defeat in the shootout, Jones was pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt.
“It’s good to get minutes,” Jones said.
“I’m being patient at the minute because the boys are doing well.
“To come here tonight and get 90 minutes and put on a performance is what I was looking for.
“When you’re on the bench, you need to be ready for injuries, red cards etc.
“When you come off the bench, you need to be ready to go, but getting that 90 minutes is definitely important for me.”
Having joined Morecambe from the Tigers on a season-long loan in June, Jones has made six appearances for the League One outfit so far in all competitions. Although he’s had to be patient for opportunities, Jones says he’s thoroughly enjoying his time at the Mazuma Stadium.
“I’m enjoying it,” Jones added.
“I’m learning every day.
“It’s new to me how the gaffer wants to play so I’m training hard and just waiting for my chance.
“I’m learning a lot from players like Toumani (Diagouraga).
“He just oozes class and is so composed on the ball.
“He’s someone I definitely watch when he plays because if I can take a few pointers off him, then I’ll be alright.”