Morecambe concerned over injured trio ahead of Cheltenham trip

Jack Sampson is carried off against AFC Wimbledon.
Jack Sampson is carried off against AFC Wimbledon.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a mounting injury list to contend with ahead of his side’s trip to Cheltenham on Tuesday night.

Jack Sampson, Andy Parrish and Andy Wright all picked up knocks in the draw with AFC Wimbledon at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

Sampson is almost certainly out after being knocked out following a nasty clash of heads with Barry Fuller while Parrish and Wright are having throat and shoulder injuries respectively assessed ahead of the trip to Whaddon Road.

Bentley said: “Jack won’t play Tuesday, we’ve got a problem with Andy Parrish who’s got a throat injury after he pushed into the advertising board and Andy Wright saw the doctor after the sub jumped into his shoulder.

“We’ll definitely have 11 that can go out there and whichever 11 go out there will be disciplined and hard-working and give it their best to keep our unbeaten run going.”

The Shrimps missed the chance to go top on Saturday with Bentley admitting his stretched squad looked tired.

He said: “We dropped a couple of places on Saturday.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for us to go top because all the teams above us didn’t win.

“It’s early days but my main concern is bodies and injuries because we seem to be struggling with them at the moment.

“We looked a little bit jaded and lethargic at times on Saturday but that can happen with a small squad and they’ve put a lot of hard work in.”