Bentley: ‘We deserve more credit’

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley. Picture: Matt Rushton
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley. Picture: Matt Rushton

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says his side deserve more credit than they are getting after they maintained their unbeaten start to 2015 with a draw at Plymouth on Saturday.

It was the Shrimps’ fourth draw in a row but Bentley feels his side are going in the right direction and believes that they should be getting more recognition.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Plymouth at Home Park on Saturday he said: “We have gone five games unbeaten now and are looking really hard to beat and I think we are doing well.

“I would have obviously liked to have turned one or two of those draws into wins but in the last two away games we have been the side that looked the most likely team to take the three points and that is something we can take heart from.

“The lads are giving their all on the field and off it we are working tirelessly to get everything right for matchdays and we saw the benefit of that on Saturday with a goal from a set piece that we had worked on all week.

“People don’t always appreciate the work that is going on behind the scenes to make us as competitive we can be but I really do think we are not far away and with a bit more quality we will begin to win more games I’m sure.

“We could well have a few more points in the bag now but I think we are doing well and really do believe we deserve more credit than we are getting.’’

Bentley is now looking to carry the recent solid form into Saturday’s home clash with AFC Wimbledon.

He said: “We are obviously disappointed with the lack of goals at home in the last couple of games and that is something we will really be working on this week ahead of the game.

“It is really important in this league to win your home games and that is something we know only too well.

“We need to show more quality in the final third and put the opposition team under more pressure but the signs from the last two away games have been good and we hope that will continue on Saturday.

“We know Wimbledon’s strengths but we also know where we think they are weak and we will be doing all we can to exploit those areas on Saturday.

“A win will take us to 40 points and that will be a big psychological boost for everyone.”