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23 March 2018

Club News


23 March 2018

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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says his side can into Saturday’s game with play off chasing Lincoln in good spirits after a win and a draw at the Globe Arena this week.

After beating Exeter 2-1 last weekend before being held to a goalless draw by Colchester on Tuesday night the Shrimps are now nine points clear of the relegation places in 18th in League Two having reached 40 points, a milestone for any side trying to move away from trouble.

Their recent form has been decent too with only three defeats in 2018 – something that Bentley says should give his side confidence.

The Shrimps’ boss said: “We’re nine points clear of the bottom two with a better goal difference and we’ve still got a game in hand on most of the teams below us as well.

“We’ve also pulled Yeovil into striking range as well.

“We’ve only lost three games in 2018.

“One was against Accrington who are top, one was Luton when their manager said we were the better side and they’re second and one was Mansfield which we can probably put down to tiredness.

“But they were the favourites before a ball was kicked.

“Our form’s not bad. We’ve just drawn too many games and haven’t taken the chances that have come our way.”

Bentley is likely to shuffle the pack for the game against Lincoln, who are eighth and one point shy of breaking into the coveted top seven having also reached the Checkatrade Trophy final.

“I didn’t make any changes on Tuesday night but we’ll probably make changes on Saturday,” he said.

“Lincoln didn’t have a game in midweek so we’ll have to use the squad.

“Whatever team goes out will know their jobs and hopefully put in the same endeavour and work rate and desire as what they showed on Tuesday night but hopefully get on the end of one of the opportunities we’re creating.”

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