Former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Barry Roche has been stood down as the Morecambe boss after overseeing just one game in caretaker charge.

The 39-year-old led the team as they lost 2-0 at Rotherham United; with the League One outfit giving it a good go against the leaders.

Morecambe have now moved quickly to replace the departed Stephen Robinson who joined St Mirren last week.

Promotion-winning manager Derek Adams has now returned to the Mazuma Stadium to try and keep the club in the division.

Forest Roche
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Following the announcement of, former Forest stopper Roche received some kind words in the official statement.

The official website read: “We would like to thank Barry Roche for leading the team on Tuesday night against Rotherham.

“This wasn’t the first time that Barry has stepped in while we looked at recruiting a manager, and we cannot thank him enough for his unquestionable professionalism once again.”

Morecambe are just inside the relegation zone in League One. They are two points adrift of safety and there is work to be done.

Roche will remain at the football club. He is something of a cult hero in those parts and will now return to his position of goalkeeping coach.

Acadamy graduate Roche never really cut it at Forest

Roche played second fiddle behind Darren Ward for a large amount of the time he spent coming through the ranks at the City Ground.

He made just 13 appearances for the Reds before moving to Chesterfield in 2005.

There he became a regular in their team and played 140 times before moving to Morecambe three years later.

Forest Roche
(Photo; Pete Norton; Getty Images)

He’s something of a hero in those parts, making over 400 appearances for the club before retiring in 2019.

Although Roche never made it at Forest, he’s another that emerged through the academy and he did enjoy a decent career in the lower leagues.

His professionalism has been praised this week. Perhaps that’s another skill that young players are being taught when they emerge through the City Ground ranks.

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