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24 August 2018

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley says his side need to back up Tuesday’s win against Northampton with another solid display when they face Oldham Athletic travel to the Globe Arena tomorrow.

The Shrimps welcome another side relegated from League One last season after hosting the Cobblers on Tuesday with Bentley looking for a similar results against a side 13th in the table, seven places and two points ahead of Bentley’s players.

Bentley said. “Oldham, like Northampton, have been relegated and have ambitions of getting back to League One.

“Tuesday’s win gives us a massive shot of confidence but we now need to make sure we back that up.

“Tuesday has gone and is in the record books. Oldham are two points ahead of us so it’s a chance for us to get ahead of them.

“Hopefully we can turn in a similar display and have something to show from it.”

The Shrimps are without skipper Barry Roche after his sending off in midweek but Bentley believes Mark Halstead will be an ideal replacement.

“Mark has been excellent in training and, where one door shuts, it opens up another for someone,’’ said Bentley.

“Lots of people forget he’s played in the Premier League but this is a chance for him and he’s going to want to do well and make sure we have a bigger problem in the next game.”

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