Bentley wants to end season on a high

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JIM Bentley is calling on his Morecambe side to end the home campaign on a high note when they meet Plymouth at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

The Shrimps have won just six games at home this season, much to the clear frustration of Bentley who wants to give the supporters something to cheer about before the annual end of season awards night after the game.

Bentley said: “There is no doubt that our home results have been poor again this year and it is something that has frustrated us all.

“We want to make sure we can give the fans something to shout about this weekend because they have been great.

“They have stayed with us and we are really grateful for that. We will make sure we thank the supporters both on the pitch and at the awards evening as well because they deserve it.”

“Despite the results I don’t actually think the performances have been all that bad but all too often we have fallen the wrong side of the thin line that I have talked about a lot this season.

“We have lost a lot of games by the single goal and I really do think we have deserved something from nearly every game.

“I can think of quite a few occasions where things didn’t go our way since the Barnet game where we didn’t get a penalty that we should have done.

“It was a similar story against Torquay and there are quite a few other occasions where we didn’t get the decisions we deserved.

“I really don’t think we will have as much bad luck next season but I know we need to do more to create our own luck as well and that is something we will be working on as hard as we can.”

Bentley is set to be short of numbers again but is hoping Izak Reid can return to the squad after missing the Rotherham game because his partner was giving birth to a baby girl.

Reid was in the reserves team that lost 2-0 at Preston on Monday but picked up an ankle injury that he hopes will have healed again by Saturday.

One player Bentley will have to do without next season is left back Laurence Wilson who has announced he will be leaving the Shrimps.

Wilson, who signed from Chester three seasons ago, has turned down the offer of a new contract and says he wants to leave the club to play at a higher level.

He is currently out injured with a fractured knee cap, so has almost certainly played his last game for the club.