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BENTLEY LOOKING FORWARD TO ACCRINGTON CLASH

5 March 2018

Jim Bentley is looking forward to facing Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley tomorrow evening.

The Shrimps’ weekend fixture versus Colchester United at the Globe Arena was postponed on Friday and Jim Bentley is hoping his side can carry their momentum into Tuesday’s fixture at the Wham Stadium.

Bentley said; “We were disappointed that the game was called off because last time out we did well and when you get a good win you can’t wait for the next game.

“You could see early doors that the game was unlikely to be played, because of the weather that we’ve had the majority of the country’s been affected and it’s just one of those things.

“Now we’ll look forward to the next game which is away at Accrington.”

The SkyBet League 2 fixture against Accrington was originally scheduled to be played on New Years Day but was abandoned at half time after torrential rain throughout the afternoon gave referee Graham Salisbury no option but to declare the pitch unplayable.

Stanley lead 1-0 at the break after Billy Kee back-heeled Kayden Jackson’s cutback past Barry Roche midway through the half.

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Looking back Bentley said; “I thought the performance was quite good despite being 1-0 down. I thought we definitely should have had a penalty and Kev had a great chance at the back post at 0-0 just before they got their goal.

“It’ll be tough, Accrington have done fantastic this year and fair play to them. They’re in a healthy position and will be looking forward to the game themselves after their game was also called off at the weekend.

“We’re looking good though, last time out was against 2nd in the division in Wycombe and now Accrington are 2nd in the division themselves so hopefully it can be a similar outcome.”


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