Preston boss Alex Neil was thrilled with his side's strength in depth as they eased into the Carabao Cup second round with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe.
Matt Taylor maintained his 100 per cent winning record as Exeter boss following a 2-0 victory at Morecambe - and then demanded more from his side.
Exeter made it two wins from two as Matt Taylor continued his 100 per cent start to his managerial career while Morecambe slipped to a second successive defeat.
Morecambe are still without defender Sam Lavelle as they face Exeter in their first Sky Bet League Two home game of the campaign.
Jim Bentley said his Morecambe players looked as if they had just got back from 'holidaying in Benidorm' after they were thrashed 6-0 at Crewe.
Crewe are hoping to have Shaun Miller available for their curtain-raiser with Morecambe.
Cheltenham expect to be without Carl Winchester as they look to get back to winning ways against struggling Morecambe.
Morecambe have paid tribute to former club president Jim Bowen, who died earlier this week aged 80 following a battle with ill health.
Kevin Ellison scored twice on the day after his 39th birthday as struggling Morecambe tore up the form book with a 4-2 victory at promotion-chasing Wycombe.
Dan Scarr will hope to return to the Wycombe side for Saturday's clash with Morecambe.
Hatters boss Nathan Jones praised his team for showing some "steel" as they edged out Morecambe 1-0.