Morecambe boss Bentley faces different kind of selection headache

Andy Parrish is fit again after a back problem.
Andy Parrish is fit again after a back problem.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a completely different selection headache on his hands this weekend.

Having been struggling for numbers in recent weeks The Shrimps chief has a near fully-fit squad to choose from for the trip to bottom side Newport County on Saturday.

Andy Parrish came through the 4-2 reserve defeat at Blackpool on Tuesday while Shaun Beeley is recovering well after a hamstring injury.

Bentley said: “It’s given me a total opposite headache to the one I had a couple of weeks ago.

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“We were properly stretched and down to the bare bones.

“But now (Kevin) Ellison and (Ryan) Edwards are back from suspension and Parrish played in the reserves on Tuesday and came through okay.

“Beeley is making good progress but whether he’ll be okay for this weekend I don’t know. He’s 50-50 but if he isn’t fit for Saturday he’ll certainly be right for next weekend.

“Even the likes of Jack Kelleher are out of the treatment room and he’s been out for about four weeks.

“There’s only Peter Murphy (knee) and Tony Thompson with his dislocated finger. Apart from that we’re okay.”

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