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Bennett says Shrimps are embracing the challenge ahead of last four games

14 April 2022

Defender Rhys Bennett has praised recent performances, saying the Shrimps are a different team now.

Morecambe’s luck had turned around in recent games and after last weekend’s defeat against Cambridge, they sit just outside of the relegation zone, with only four games left this season.

Ahead of their travel to Charlton Athletic on Friday, the 30-year-old says it’s important to carry their good performances through.

“We’ve just got to look forward to the four games and get the points we need,” he said.

“We’d like to think that we’re a different team to the one from five or six games ago, but it’s for us to prove it now on the football pitch.

“Cambridge was disappointing because I think we had the better chances, we have been taking our chances recently so hopefully we can take them on Friday.

“I thought we played quite well, so we just have to take that performance into Friday and see what we can get."

Bennett, who joined Morecambe earlier this year from fellow League One side Gillingham, admits he has never been in a bottom of the league scrap before, but he and the team are up for the challenge.

He added: “Obviously, we want to do well as a team, but I think we’re embracing it and enjoying it, it is a challenge and I’m looking forward to it.

“I just want to concentrate on my job for the team and try to help them as much as possible.

“It shows how tight the league is, but it also shows the opportunity we have if we do well and get the points we need in our games.

“We have to focus on ourselves, if we don’t get the points, regardless of if the other teams are doing well, we’re not going to be in the situation we want to be in.”


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