Boss says his side must come out fighting and put the Northampton defeat behind them.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says his side will have to “come out fighting’’ as they look to put Saturday’s defeat at Northampton behind them when they face Mansfield at the Globe Arena tonight.
The Shrimps suffered their first defeat in five games at Sixfield on Saturday and Bentley is hoping his side can bounce back this evening as they kick off a sequence of three home matches in seven days.
Games against Mansfield in the past have been a real battle with Bentley hoping his side are ready for the challenge.
He said: “In the past they’ve had one of the worst disciplinary records.
“They’ve battled and been physical. I remember big Matt Rhead when he was there who still’s doing it now at non-league level.
“The manager’s changed now and there’s a lot more footballers in there but they’ve still got battling qualities.
“I know the management team, they are made of that kind of stuff.
“We know it will be a tough game and we have to be ready to fight fire with fire and get in amongst them.”
Bentley is hoping tonight’s encounter will have a similar feel to his side’s last home game, a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Yeovil.
He said: “The crowd really got behind us, I really enjoyed it and hopefully it’s the same again.
“We can play well, win the game and hopefully give the fans something to cheer about.”
The game kicks off at 7.45pm.