Brad Lyons set for Wembley date as Morecambe secure play-off final spot

Brad Lyons is off to Wembley after Morecambe secured a League Two play-off final spot following a 3-2 aggregate victory over Tranmere Rovers.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 5:00 pm

The former Coleraine man came on as an 81st minute substitute in the second leg at the Mazuma Stadium.

The Shrimps won the first-leg away from home 2-1 and knew that they just had to avoid defeat to secure a Wembley date against either Newport or Forest Green Rovers.

Aaron Wildig extended their advantage with a ninth minute goal before James Vaughan pulled one back to make it 1-1 early in the second half.

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That's how it finished to earn Morecambe who missed out on automatic promotion by one point on the final day of the season, a spot in the final on May 31 much to Lyons' delight.

The 23-year-old tweeted after the game: "WEMBLEY HERE WE COME!!! What a feeling and what a performance from all the lads one last big push now."

Speaking after the game boss Derek Adams was “so proud” of his Morecambe players.

He said: “We were disappointed to miss out on the final day of the season but this is a just reward for the effort the lads have put in all season and I’m so proud of everyone at the club.”

Brad Lyons celebrates as Morecambe secure a play-off final spot

Lyons is on-loan at The Shrimps from Balckburn Rovers, but will be on the lookout for a new club at the end of the season after the Ewood Park side confirmed they wouldn't be renewing his contract.

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