Morecambe target loan signing after Wilson injury

Morecambe's Laurence Wilson.
Morecambe's Laurence Wilson.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley is trying to sign a left back on loan ahead of their trip to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

The Shrimps fear that Laurence Wilson has suffered ligament damage after a tackle from Cambridge’s Tom Elliot that would rule him out for around a couple of months.

The 27-year-old, who has impressed since returning to the club from Accrington Stanley in the summer, is set to see a specialist on Thursday to find out the full extent of the injury with Bentley looking for a short-term replacement.

He said: “He can only see the specialist on a Monday or a Thursday and with the bank holiday it’ll have to be later in the week and we’ll know more then.

“But I’m trying to get a left back in to replace him because the initial signs are that it doesn’t look good.

“It’s a real shame for him because he’s been excellent for us so far this season.

“I think he’s grown up a bit since he was last with us.

“He’s got more life experience. He’s got married and had kids and has just come in and been brilliant.”

Elsewhere there is better news on the injury front with Bentley hoping Andy Parrish will return for the trip to Tranmere on Saturday as the Shrimps look to make it five wins out of five in League 2 this season.

Fellow central defender Ryan Edwards is also set to return to training later this week as he continues his recovery from finger surgery.

Bentley: “We’re okay in that department (central defence) at the moment but I’m working hard to bring in someone to replace Laurence.”