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Aiming For Six

30 April 2016

SHRIMPS boss Jim Bentley is aiming for six of the best as his side face their final two games of the season.

Having conceded 11 goals in their previous two games the manager is aiming to get back on track against old rivals Exeter this weekend.

Bentley: “I wouldn’t want to finish on a 4-1 defeat so I’m looking forward to the next game.

“It’s been a difficult season and we want to try and finish on a positive.

“It’s the last away trip, a long one. They’re a decent side and it’ll be a tough game but we’re not just going down there to make the numbers up.

“There’s six points to play for and we want six. If we can’t have six we’ll take four or three.

“We want to finish on a positive heading into the summer and we’ll be doing everything we can to do that.

“We want to win every game. I can’t understand any professional who wouldn’t want to or would not be particularly bothered about a game because they’re safe.

“There’s a lot for me to take into consideration, players for next season, trying to get some game time into the youngsters. 
“There’s a lot to play for, we haven’t given our fans enough to cheer about and we go into the final two games wanting to win them both.”

The Shrimps will be without stand-in skipper Shaun Beeley who has a thigh injury.

The right back was subbed at half-time of the 4-1 defeat to Stevenage, aggravating his thigh problem as he tried to prevent  Greg Luer squaring for Dean Parrett to score the visitors’ second at the end of the first period.

Kieran O’Hara was also due to return to training on Thursday as he battles his own thigh injury.

Bentley said: “He had been carrying an injury and we were going to assess him at half-time but what happened when he was taken on made it worse and he’s probably going to be out for the rest of the season now.

“Kieran O’Hara will train today and we’ve got one or two other niggles here and there.

“We’re not too bad though and we’ve got a decent squad to pick from.”

Shaun Miller, Andy Parrish and Andy Fleming are all likely to return to the squad after missing the Stevenage game.

Miller was absent due to his partner going into labour, Parrish’s wife was unwell meaning he spent time with his family and Fleming was rested due to an ankle knock.

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