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CHRISTMAS PERIOD VITAL

21 December 2018

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says it is vital his side pick up a good points haul over the Christmas period.

The Shrimps boss has become all too aware of the increasingly congested look at the bottom end of the division with Macclesfield and Notts County both seeing an upturn in fortunes in recent weeks.

The Shrimps face four games in nine days starting with a huge match against Cambridge United, who this week named Colin Calderwood as their manager, at the Globe Arena this Saturday.

He said: “The Christmas time is always busy for all clubs and it is a week that can have a massive say on your season.

“We need to go into the games with confidence and produce the same kind of football that we showed for the majority of the game against Port Vale, when we were excellent for most of the game, only to be undone by a poor decision that still rankles with us all now.

“We are hoping to go into the games with more players available and that is a bonus.

“Andrew Tutte, Aaron Wildig and Rhys Oates all look set to be at full fitness and ready, which is important as we will have to make a few changes in the games I’m sure.

“We’ve been hammered by injuries this year and hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel because we will need everyone over the next week or so I’m sure.

“Cambridge may not have had a great start to the season but a quick look at their squad shows they have a lot of good players and we will have to be at our best.

“It is a big game for both clubs so should be a good match but the three points will be vital.’’


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