Bentley eyes improved away form

Andy Wright breaks down the right wing for Morecambe.
Andy Wright breaks down the right wing for Morecambe.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says his side must look to overcome their away day blues when they meet a revived Wycombe at Adams Park on Saturday.

The Shrimps’ away form has been good in recent seasons but they have lost six of their last seven league games away from the Globe Arena – ironically at a time when their home form has improved dramatically.

It’s a record Bentley wants to reverse as soon as possible.

He said: “It’s the worst run we have had away from home for some time and it has come just when we are beginning to find our feet at home which makes it all the more frustrating. Overall I think we have deserved better with the performances we have put in but we have not had the best of luck and things have gone against us at vital times.

“The game at Coventry was similar as we matched them for large periods of the game but gave goals away at vital times and that is something we have done a bit too regularly lately.

“We have got a lot of experience in our squad but I still think we need to be a bit more streetwise.

“It’s something we have to think about and get back to basics.

“We had some great results away from home early in the season and we looked really solid.

“We didn’t concede a goal in the first three games and that is what we must look to do again.

“Wycombe have won their last three games and are another side who have a new manager who seems to be doing a good job.

“There is no doubt that it will be another tough game for us but we will prepare well as always and make sure we give them a battle.

“We want to do well for the fans as well because they have been fantastic lately.

“I would like to thank everyone who went to Coventry on Saturday because they made a great noise and got right behind us.

“We really do appreciate the away support and I love it when we get a result for them.”

Bentley will be without Andy Fleming who picked up his fifth booking of the season on Saturday.