Bentley: We’ll be ready for busy start to new season

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley.
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says his side will be ready for what is a busy start to their League 2 campaign.

The Shrimps learned on Wednesday that they will start their season with a long trip to Dagenham & Redbridge on August 9.

They then host Newport County and Oxford United at the Globe Arena before a trip to newly-promoted Cambridge United on August 23.

Bentley said: “It is certainly going to be a busy opening two weeks of the season but we will be prepared.

“I don’t look too much into the fixture list as basically you have to play every team twice, home and away, and every game is a difficult one where you have to be at your best.

“The best thing for me about the day the fixtures are released is that it starts getting everyone excited about the season and the games ahead.

“We will all be back in training soon and we now have opposition to focus on and look forward to.”

Read the full fixture list HERE

All fixtures are subject to change. Clubs have until June 30 to make changes.