SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley said he saw some promising signs in his side’s final pre-season game against Accrington Stanley.
Although the Shrimps lost the game 2-0 they produced some good football in a fully competitive game against John Coleman’s side who won the game thanks to goals from Colby Bishop and Sean McConville came after Morecambe’s John O’Sullivan missed a penalty with the game at 0-0.
Bentley said: “We wanted a competitive game and we certainly got that.
“It was a good runout and we were pleased with some of our performance but disappointed with some other bits that we will work on this week.
“They worked our keeper and we worked their keeper and we could have been in front after 30 seconds but we didn’t take our chances again which is something we need to sort out.
“The turning point came when we missed the penalty as they seemed to grow in confidence after that while our levels dropped a bit and they scored twice to win the game.
“We wanted to win the game obviously but overall it was important to get minutes into players. We did that and I think there’s plenty to be positive about going into the new season.”