Bentley confident Morecambe can find their scoring boots

Jack Redshaw moves forward against Plymouth as Jim Bentley looks on.
Jack Redshaw moves forward against Plymouth as Jim Bentley looks on.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley is confident his side can find their scoring form at the Globe Arena when AFC Wimbledon visit on Saturday.

The Shrimps are without a goal in their last three home games but Bentley believes his side are creating chances and will eventually turn a run of four straight draws into victories.

The Shrimps boss however admits that the unpredictable and tight nature of League 2 means anything could happen on Saturday against a side who ran Liverpool close in the FA Cup.

He said: “We’re at home and haven’t scored the goals in front of our home fans we’ve wanted to.

“Hopefully that will change. Football being the way it is, we’re quite capable of beating Wimbledon comfortably, but on the flipside we could get beat or we could draw the game again.

“Who knows what’s going to happen.

“Everyone’s looking forward to it, everyone’s positive and Wimbledon are up and down.

“That’s the way the league is. It’ll be a tough match and we always know what to expect from Wimbledon.

“They’ve got one or two key players that we’ve got to keep quiet but we know where we can exploit them.”

Bentley is taking a positive look at Morecambe’s run of five unbeaten, the last four draws, but knows his side need to take their chances having created more than enough for victory last time out at Plymouth.

He said: “It depends on how you look at the form at the moment.

“I look at it as a glass half full rather than empty.

“We know we’re difficult to beat at the moment but we’re not winning the games that will kick us on.

“I do feel we’ve had a little bit of hard luck against us but we just can’t find that finishing touch.

“We’ve done plenty of stuff on Monday and Tuesday this week on finishing, not just for the strikers but for the whole group, getting them used to hitting the back of the net.

“We’ll continue to do that but we’re playing some decent stuff.

“I’ve looked over the Plymouth DVD and we’ve created good chances.

“We’ve just got to keep believing in ourselves and make sure that we look after our defensive record which is superb at the moment.”