Bentley demands response at Albion

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley says Saturday’s away clash against Burton Albion is the ideal time to launch another unbeaten run.

The Shrimps have lost their last two games but Bentley is determined to emulate their early-season form and end October on a high.

Jamie Devitt had his red card overturned this week

Jamie Devitt had his red card overturned this week

He said: “Any manager is looking for to get that 
all-important win that sets you up in regards of momentum and confidence.

“Then you can go on a run like the one we were on at the start of the season that took us to the top of the league.

“We are seventh at the moment, in a decent position and hopefully we can get on that winning run.

“Because after Saturday, if we can pick something up, we have two home games and a tasty derby against Accrington Stanley, so hopefully we can finish the month strongly.”

Bentley is not underestimating the Brewers, who are second in the League Two table but hopes their decent record at the Pirelli Stadium prevails tomorrow.

He said: “Burton are classed as one of the top sides – they are one of the favourites for promotion and they have recruited really well in the summer.

“Burton is a tough fixture but over the years we have a good record against them and we are capable of beating anyone.

“We went there last year and no one really gave us a chance but we won the game one-nil.

“They have been a little bit up and down of late – obviously they won their last game 2-1 away at Northampton.

“Their manager Gary Rowett has done an excellent job and they had a big win at the weekend so they will be full of confidence being back at home.”

Joe Widdowson is available for selection after injury but Alex Kenyon (calf) and Laurence Wilson (knee) are sidelined.

Bentley felt the Shrimps were unlucky not to pick up a point in last Saturday’s frustrating 3-1 home defeat to table toppers Wycome Wanderers.

Jamie Devitt was sent off when Morecambe were 2-1 down but the red card has since been rescinded and he will feature tomorrow.

And Bentley urged his players to shrug off the defeat and bounce back.

He said: “I didn’t think it was a sending off at the time and thankfully common sense has prevailed.

“Unfortunately these things happen and you’ve got to take it on the chin.

“But Saturday was the first time we have been beaten by more than one goal this season – so we just have to keep believing in ourselves.”