Morecambe suffer blow as injured midfielder departs

Morecambe midfielder Florent Cuvelier is set to leave the club after his short-term contract expired.

The 26-year-old joined in October after spending two seasons with Walsall, but has endured a tough spell thanks to injuries. He suffered not one, but two major injuries while with the Shrimps, recently having to undergone an operation on his knee, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

Manager Jim Bentley told their official site: “Flo came on a short-term deal and impressed us in training but suffered from a terrible tackle in a reserve team game against Macclesfield and then got another bad injury a few weeks later against Sunderland.

“We’d love to keep him on for longer because he looks a really good player but at this moment we need to address other areas.

“He had a great attitude and was really keen to do well but he became the latest central midfielder to get a nasty injury which was a massive shame for us and for him.’’

Cuvelier, who took a pizza delivery job in between finding a club, started out at Stoke City and played for Sheffield United as well as Peterborough and the Saddlers. He has been capped up to Under 21 level for his country too.

Our View

This is a sad end to what seemed like the lad’s last chance at making it as a pro. Six years ago he was playing in the Belgium Under 21 side, prior to that he’d captained the Under 19s.

Now he’s on the treatment table without a club and even delivering a pizza will be hard coming back from an operation.

Fine lines between success and failure.

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