Buxton bring in Morecambe man as they hunt down play-off spot

Martin McIntosh.
Martin McIntosh.

Buxton boosted their ranks with the loan signing of Morecambe midfielder Joe McGee last week.

McGee, 22, came through the ranks at the League Two Lancashire club but is striving to get back to peak fitness after a wretched time with injuries over the past couple of seasons.

He suffered a cruciate ligament injury at the tail end of the last campaign and Morecambe have decided a temporary stint at the Silverlands would benefit the youngster.

McGee has made a clutch of appearances at the Globe Arena and is highly-regarded by manager Jim Bentley.

McGee went straight into the Bucks’ side for draws against Ramsbottom and Ilkeston and will be hoping to keep the starting shirt for the remainder of his spell, starting with Saturday’s trip to Workington.

Meanwhile, Martin McIntosh takes his side to Workington for a crucial clash on Saturday.

Buxton are nine points behind Workington and defeat would mean McIntosh’s side would not be unable to catch their opponents with a 12-point buffer and only five games left.

McIntosh will be hoping to coax the best out of his side as they look to improve on just one win in their last nine games.

He will be hoping that Liam Hardy, who is the Evo-Stik Premier Division’s top scorer with 22 goals, can redsicover his scoring touch while fellow strikers Shaun Tuton and Bradley Barraclough will also be hoping to find the net and secure a top-five spot for the Bucks.

The Bucks then face a double-header over Easter, at home to Marine (April 4) and away to Matlock (March 6).

They then end the season against Rushall (home), Stourbridge (away) and Barwell on the final day at the Silverlands.