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Boss hopes for return to form

12 December 2013

Bentley looking for Globe success

BOSS Jim Bentley says he believes it  won’t be too long before they get back to winning ways at the Globe Arena.

The Shrimps haven't won at home since their amazing comeback against Chesterfield in October but Bentley feels his side will soon recover.

He said: “Football’s funny, we started well at home but couldn’t win away with defeats at Portsmouth and Wycombe.

“But suddenly you win at Burton and Mansfield and you can’t win at home.

“The main thing for me is that we certainly created enough chances in the York match and created one or two against Cheltenham in a game that didn’t have many and it was just unfortunate that they took one of theirs and we didn’t take any of ours.

“We’ve got to remain positive and hopefully get back to winning ways.”

But Bentley knows it will be no easy task against Rovers, who surprisingly find themselves just one place above the League 2 drop zone.

The Shrimps boss said: “They’ve got a manager that’s very knowledgeable and an experienced with a big squad.

“They’re down there at the minute but are a massive club at this level and arguably for the size of the club they shouldn’t be in League 2.

“But there’s quite a few teams who find themselves there at the moment with aspirations of getting back up to League 1 as soon as possible.

“Certainly Bristol Rovers are one of them and with what they’ve got at their disposal they should probably be doing a little bit better than they are at the moment.”

The Shrimps are without Kevin Ellison while Alex Kenyon is suspended on Saturday and Ryan Williams a doubt.

Bentley said: “Alex has done well but we’ve got options with him and Ryan missing.

“Joe McGee can go in there and he’s been doing well in the reserves and training well.

“We brought Andy Wright to the club as a midfielder and unfortunately because we haven’t got a recognised right back he’s been filling in there so that’s an option.

“With three players looking like they’re out we’re down to 17 but another lad who’s doing well is Aaron McGowan who’s kicked on again and is showing signs of progression.”

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