His goalscoring exploits for Morecambe are in stark contrast to his barren run in a Carlisle United shirt.

And ex-Blues striker Cole Stockton grabbed the headlines again at the weekend - with a remarkable goal from long range.

Stockton beat Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns from just inside Morecambe's own half in the 94th minute in the Lancashire derby game.

It proved the winning goal in the Shrimps' 2-1 victory in League One - and was a spectacular way for Stockton to tot up his 14th goal of the season already.

Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson saluted the frontman after his goal of the season contender.

“I keep joking with him saying, ‘If he had a left foot what a hell of a player he would be’, but maybe he doesn’t need one if he keeps scoring goals like that,” he told the club website. 

“It certainly was not luck, and he has led us all season - he has scored a lot of goals for us and I though his hold up play was very good as well. 

“It’s not often that I celebrate too much but it’s hard not to celebrate that kind of goal.”

Stockton's impressive form for the Mazuma Stadium club comes four seasons after he struggled at United, scoring just once in 12 appearances after joining from Hearts under Keith Curle in 2017/18.

He moved on to Tranmere before rejoining Morecambe for a third spell in 2019, helping them to League Two promotion. They are currently 18th in the third tier.