MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley says his side are as desperate as the supporters to get their first home win of the season at the Globe Arena when they face local rivals Fleetwood Town on Saturday.
The Globe is set to host its biggest crowd of the season on Saturday for the visit of the Cod Army in a historic Football League first for both sides.
After two superb away 3-0 victories in League 2 Bentley says he is as frustrated as anyone that the home fans have not seen his side pick up three points this season.
He said: “We have had two fantastic away wins and we are all desperate to repeat that sort of result at home.
“I think our performances at the Globe have been good and when I look back at the videos we should really have won both games.
“But we haven’t and the longer we go without a win the more people will keep asking questions.
“Our away form has been really good for the past 18 months or so and there is no doubt that if we can get it right at home we could have a really good season.”
Bentley’s plans for the weekend have been hit by an injury to Danny Carlton who is set to be ruled out for seven months after suffering cruciate ligament damage at the weekend.
He is also hoping to see a number of players return after missing the game at Accrington Stanley in midweek.
Will Haining, Robbie Threlfall, Andy Parrish and Gary McDonald were all missing on Tuesday with knocks but Bentley was hopeful all would be fit the weekend.
Talking of the injuries Bentley said: “It’s a massive blow for Danny and for us.
“He was looking sharp in training and was doing well on Saturday when he came on but pulled up with the injury which is one that most players dread.
“I’m absolutely devastated for him because he probably won’t be back in contention to February or April at the earliest and that is a blow for him and for us as we have such a small squad anyway.
“The other injuries are a worry with a squad as small as ours and we will be doing all we can to make sure everyone is alright for Saturday.
“It’s going to be a big game and hopefully a great atmosphere against a side who will be delighted by their big win against Aldershot at the weekend.
“They have spent well and will certainly be challenging this year so it will be a good test for us and one we are looking forward to.’’