SHRIMPS’ boss Jim Bentley is calling for fans to get behind his side for the home game against Swindon Town on Saturday.
Bentley said there was a fantastic “feel good factor’’ at the club’s opening game of the season against Cheltenham and he would love to see a repeat tomorrow as his side look to maintain their uneaten league start to the new season.
He said: “There was a great atmosphere at the Cheltenham even before the game.
“People were smiling and really upbeat and it just felt good. That carried on into the game as well and even when we went a goal down people stayed with us and it made a massive difference.
“When we got the last minute winner you could see the smiles on people’s faces and, as you may have seen by my reaction at the final whistle, I was absolutely over the moon.
“It had been a frustrating summer in many ways and the punters had put us down as relegation favourites again, but when everyone works together it is amazing what can be achieved and I was pleased for everyone and I would love to see the same again this weekend.’’
Jim Bentley knows the visitors, relegated from League One last year, will provide a stiff test with Paul Mullin, who left the Shrimps for David Flitcroft’s side in the summer, already having scored two goals for the Wiltshire club.
They have also splashed out £350,000 on Wigan’s Kaiyne Woolery to further bolster their strike force. “They are a big club who will be desperate to get back into League One,” said Bentley.
“They have a good manager in David Flitcroft who has won promotion from this league before and they have the power to go out and spend £350,000 on a player like they did last week.
“It will be tough but we know we will give anyone a game.’’