Bentley and McKenna bid to hit 60 points for first time with win over Burton

Morecambe's assistant boss Ken McKenna.
Morecambe's assistant boss Ken McKenna.
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  • Morecambe host league leaders Burton on Saturday
  • Shrimps looking to reach 60 points
  • McKenna talks of frustration as run at play-offs fizzles out

Morecambe will be looking to reach 60 points for the first time under Jim Bentley and Ken McKenna when league leaders Burton Albion visit the Globe Arena on Saturday.

The highest total the Shrimps have reached under the management duo in nearly four seasons in charge is 58 in the 2012-2013 season.

Completing the double over Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s league leaders would surpass that however.

McKenna said: “The aim is to finish as high as we can and win as many games as we can.

“Sixty (points) would represent I think the best total this management team has had.

“That would be something to aim for but we’re just trying to win every game.”

McKenna however knows the rewards could have been even greater this season with the Shrimps just five points off the play-offs when they led 1-0 at York City on Tuesday night only to go on to lose 2-1.

He said: “When you look back it is a little frustrating.

“We drew five on the bounce at one time and if we could have just turned two of them into victories we would have been right on the verge of the play-offs.

“But it’s a positive really because we went to York on Tuesday night thinking if we can get a win here then we’ve got an outside chance of the play-offs.

“If we’d said before the season started that with four games to go we’d be in with a chance of the play-offs everybody would have been quite happy with that.

“In the past we’ve been looking over our shoulders but we’ve not been doing that this season.”