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JIM BENTLEY | "We deserved more"

14 October 2019

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley said he felt his side deserved more from the game after his side’s 2-1 defeat by Bradford.

It was a result that saw the Shrimps slip to the bottom of the League 2 table for the first time in a couple of seasons after Stevenage’s victory over Grimsby, a situation Bentley admits isn’t a nice one to face.

He said: “It is only the second time we have been bottom since I have been here and it is hard to take. It’s not nice but we will stick together and do all we can to fight our way back up the table.

“Today summed our season up really. We made a couple of mistakes and were punished for them while we created a host of chances and only took one of them and that is killing us.

“The first half was pretty even and their best chances came when our attacks broke down and that is what happened early in the second half when we got caught out on the break.

“That lifted the away following and gave them a shot in the arm and although we responded well we let them in again by giving away a really poor second goal that could have been avoided.

“Fro there we had one off the line, hit the post and hit the bar and we couldn’t have done much more than we did to get back into the game.''

He added: “I can’t criticise the lads really for their efforts. What I can criticise is making sloppy decisions or slight errors and we seem to be getting punished for them.

“We had a positive week; there’s a good spirit among the players, all the staff are behind them and they’re behind us and we have to maintain that positive attitude.''

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