Bentley keeps cards close to his chest with goalkeeper decision to make

Andreas Arestidou
Andreas Arestidou
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  • Scott Davies set for Globe Arena return

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has something of a rarity against Accrington - a choice between two goalkeepers.

Liverpool loanee Danny Ward recently became the Shrimps’ sixth of the season and with Andreas Arestidou also available for the Lancashire derby Bentley has a decision to make.

The Shrimps boss wasn’t giving anything away in Thursday’s pre-match press conference however.

He said: “I’ve made the decision.

“Barry Roche is back on the training ground as well which is great and with Tom Stewart playing in the reserves in the week it’s strange to have four goalkeepers at training when a couple of months back we couldn’t get one.”

There will be interest in the opposing goal as well with Wembley winner Scott Davies returning to the Globe Arena with Stanley.

Danny Ward

Danny Ward

Bentley said: “Scott’s a legend here, one of the Wembley heroes.

“He did well when he came back (on loan) too and we wanted to keep him but we couldn’t and he’s ended up at Accrington.

“He’s had a couple of wobbles of late but he’s got the games he wanted.

“I’m sure the crowd will give him a good reception, he got one when he was with Fleetwood, but once that 90 minutes start I think that goes out of the window.”

It’s strange to have four goalkeepers at training when a couple of months back we couldn’t get one

On the injury front the only man missing is Ryan Williams who needs a hernia operation.