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After avoiding relegation by just two points in League One last term, Morecambe continue to struggle for form in pre-season as they were forced to a 1-1 draw by a dogged Chester side on Saturday.

Ashley Hunter broke the deadlock at the Deva Stadium when he netted in the 22nd minute to put the visitors ahead but former Wolverhampton Wanderers man Declan Weeks restored parity with a 56th-minute strike.

This followed a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town on July 12, when a first-half brace from Ben Jackson and Jordan Rhodes‘s 84th-minute strike helped the Terriers ease to a comfortable victory at the Canalside Sports Complex.

Having kicked off their pre-season with a 2-1 victory over amateur side Stalybridge Celtic on July 5, Derek Adams‘s men have failed to win their subsequent three outings, losing once and picking up two draws in that time.

This poor run has been owing to their struggles at the defensive end of the pitch, an area in which they struggled to impose themselves in last season as they conceded 88 goals in the 2021-22 League One campaign.

Newly-signed midfielder Hunter announced his arrival in style as he opened the scoring against Chester last time out and the former Salford City man should retain his role at the centre of the park.

Cole Stockton, who netted 23 goals in the League One last term, could come into the XI on Tuesday, having started off the bench in the aforementioned game.

The English forward could team up with fellow countrymen Wesley McDonald and Jonathan Obika at the attacking end of the pitch, while 25-year-old Liam Gibson should retain his place at the heart of the defence.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough will take to the pitch without 23-year-old midfielder Martin Payero, who recently completed a loan move to Boca Juniors, while Djed Spence will not feature amidst interest from Tottenham.

Following their humbling defeat against Braga, Wilder could ring the changes to his XI on Tuesday, with Paddy McNair coming into the fold to handle business at the defensive end of the pitch.

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The former Sheffield United manager could also hand game time to youngsters like Daniel Dodds and Jack Robinson, while Duncan Watmore could be rewarded with a starting role after impressing against the Portuguese side.

Morecambe possible starting lineup:
Smith; Gibson, Melbourne, Taylor, Rawson, McLaughlin; Delaney, Hunter, Love; Obika, Stockton, McDonald

Middlesbrough possible starting lineup:
Roberts; Lenihan, McNair, Robinson; Dijksteel, Howson, McGree, Tavernier, Giles; Crooks; Watmore

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