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High Standards Set

17 August 2015

Club News

High Standards Set

17 August 2015

Jim Bentley setting standards high for his side.

SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley is looking for his side to build on their victory over Accrington when they meet Wycombe at the Globe Arena on Tuesday.

Bentley was delighted with the victory over Stanley but admitted his side still have more to offer and will be looking for a better performance in midweek.

He said: "Looking back to Saturday it was great to finally put an end to our run of games against Accrington without a win and hopefully we can now put that record to the back of our minds and move on. 

"Ironically it came with perhaps our poorest performance of the season and pre season so far. We just weren't at the races for a lot of the game to be honest but we scored the all important goal and defended well to hold on to the lead and pick up a really important three points.

"It shows how mad football can be when we lost against Hartlepool when we could have had five and won on Saturday with a pretty disappointing performance but it is all about scoring goals and that is what we did at the weekend.

"We are off the mark now and that is great because we have a few difficult games coming up including this one against a side who reached the play off final last year after a great season. 

"Myself and Kenny have a lot of respect for Gareth Ainsworth and his backroom staff. They did a cracking job last year and made the most of the resources he had. We went to Adams Park and won a few months ago and I am sure they will want to get some sort of revenge tonight so we all know it will be a difficult game.''

Bentley said he was looking forward to seeing former team mate Garry Thompson who returns to the resort with his new club.

He said: "Thommo is a player who I have always though highly of from the first time I saw him as a young lad when I was playing. 

"I always thought he had something about him and he has gone on to have a great career. he scored the opening goal at Wembley when we beat Exeter so will always be a hero to many Morecambe fans, although he doesn't tell too many people that it was me that provided the assist.''

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