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Boss Looks To Set Record Straight

9 January 2015

Jim Bentley is hoping to put the record straight as his side looks for revenge against Tranmere Rovers this weekend


SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley is hoping to put the record straight as his side looks for revenge against Tranmere at the Globe on Saturday.

The Shrimps saw their four match unbeaten start to the season come to an end with a 2-1 defeat at Prenton Park early in the season, a match that Bentley has not forgotten.

He said: “It was our first defeat of the season.

“When we were there we were top of the table and in good form and went 1-0 up.

“We made an uncharacteristic mistake with Shaun Beeley for 1-1 and we weren’t really in much danger but obviously the big turning point was the sending off of Mark Hughes.

“That changed the game, they were all over us and we thought we’d seen in through until the last minute.

“It was one of those days, very frustrating. I had a lot of family there, it’s a local club for me and for a lot of the lads so we owe them one for that.

“Hopefully we can set the record straight on Saturday.”

Bentley admits it won't be easy however against an improving side.

He said: “They came down last season and a new, inexperienced manager took over.

“He brought players in and it didn’t work.

“There’s an expectation there. I live five minutes from the ground and know a lot of Tranmere fans and there’s a feeling they should be doing a lot better than they are.

“If everyone’s honest they’re a big club. It was only 18 months ago they were top of League 1.

“That just shows what can happen in football. Now they’re second bottom of League 2.

“Micky Adams seems to have steadied the ship a bit, got some good results, brought some good players in and seems to be getting the most out of the group that he’s got.

“There’s an ambitious chairman in there as well so I don’t think they’ll struggle, I think they’ll kick on.”

Below: Jim Bentleys post match interview from the 2-1 loss at Tranmere in August

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