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4 May 2018

MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley says his players will go into Saturday’s crucial clash at Coventry in a positive mood.

The Shrimps need a point from their final game of the season to secure their Football League safety and Bentley wants everyone to rise to the challenge.

He said: “You can sense the lads are looking forward to the challenge and that is what you have to do. You can’t feel sorry for yourself in life or football so we have had a good week’s training and embrace the challenge ahead of us.

“We have beaten Coventry at home this season so we will hopefully go there and get over the line although it won’t be easy as they have everything to play for too.

“Those players who start at Coventry will start with a point to try and win the game,” Bentley said.

“If it’s not to be then a point will do it but the senior players will have to step up – those players who have played a lot of football have to step up to the plate.

“It is a massive challenge so we have to go there and be positive and show calm heads.

“Everyone was feeling negative after the Barnet game but we have had a positive week and hopefully, after Coventry, we feel a lot better.

“It’s still in our hands which is a positive and we can’t worry about what others do. We are putting all our energies into preparing right and getting the result we need.’’

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