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Bentley hoping for Williams deal

2 January 2013

Boss wants to add midfielder to squad

MORECAMBE manager Jim Bentley hopes to finalise a deal for midfielder Ryan Williams this month, following the departure of Richard Brodie.

The forward’s return to parent club Crawley has left Bentley short of numbers and the Shrimps boss is hopeful that former Chester midfielder Williams can finally complete his move to the Globe Arena, after spending pre-season with the club.

His move from Welsh club Rhyl could not be completed in the summer due to problems with international clearance, but the re-opening of the transfer window should now see the move completed.

Bentley said: “I think the only activity we might be doing is we’re hoping to get Ryan Williams tied up, which is an extra body in the squad.

“He trained with us for three months, didn’t get a bean off the club and just wants to come back and just wants that platform to go on and try and express himself.”

He added: “He might come in and impress and become one of our regulars in time.”

Low attendances mean Bentley does not have the funds to make any more signings and with several injuries and tiredness creeping into the squad, Williams will be a welcome addition.

He said: “McCready has played a lot of football, Fenton has been ill, Robbie Threlfall has obviously been injured.

“Andy Wright’s on nine bookings and played every game, Stewie Drummond’s now got stitches in his knee, Gary McDonald, who I thought was outstanding against Bradford has played a lot of football.”

He added: “Kevin Ellison, we keep flogging him but again he’s another one on nine bookings and he will get a break somewhere along the line when he picks up his tenth booking.

“Jack Redshaw has been ill, Jordan Burrow has been injured, Richard Brodie has gone back now, as has Jordan Mustoe.

“We’ve got Will Haining and one or two more on the bench and Jordan Burrow, it’s welcome to have him back but we are stretched for bodies and we are not in the position to bring anyone in.”

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