Arestidou to return in goal for Morecambe at Exeter

Andreas Arestidou.

Andreas Arestidou.

  • Andreas Arestidou to replace Danny Ward in goal
  • Ward on international duty with Wales
  • Boss Bentley will have decision to make against Accrington
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Andreas Arestidou will return in goal for Morecambe at Exeter on Saturday with Liverpool loanee Danny Ward on international duty with Wales.

Ward made his Shrimps debut at Carlisle as Arestidou was suspended but with the 21-year-old part of the squad that will face Israel at the weekend The Shrimps’ long-time number two is set to face the Grecians.

It’s madness how it happens and I think we’ve never had a player unavailable because of international duty

Boss Jim Bentley said: “He’s (Ward) come in and on the day we agreed to bring him in he got called up to the full Wales squad.

“It just shows how mad a week in football can be.

“He’s training at Morecambe High on Friday, playing at Carlisle on the Saturday, and then he’s going to the Welsh national training centre the following week and then he’s travelling to Israel after that.

“It’s madness how it happens and I think we’ve never had a player unavailable because of international duty.”

Bentley knows he will soon have a decision to make with both likely to be available for the game against Accrington Stanley on Good Friday.

The Shrimps boss said: “Andreas is back now and with Danny Ward coming in I’ve gone from no options to having a couple.

“You’d rather have that than be caught out.

“We knew when we signed him (Ward) what was going to happen this weekend, Andreas will play and we’ve got every faith in him.

“We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks.”

The Shrimps are looking good on the injury with the only concern over Ryan Williams who could need a hernia operation.