Bentley: Let’s end home campaign on a high

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has urged his players to end their Globe Arena season on a high.

The Shrimps play host to relegation-threatened Torquay at home on Saturday with Bentley saying his players owe fans a performance after a poor display in the 2-0 defeat at Accrington on Friday night.

Bentley said: “I was really disappointed with the defeat at Accrington on Friday because we didn’t perform anywhere near as well as we did in the win against Rotherham last week.

“We went into the game full of confidence but we just didn’t reach the levels I expect and that is something that has happened a few times this year which makes it all the more disappointing.

“The teams that have done well this year are the most consistent ones because there is so little to choose between the sides.

“I am convinced that if we had been as consistent as we should have been we would be higher up the table than we are now and it is something we need to work on next year.”

He added: “Torquay will probably say the same.

“For the past couple of years they have had that consistency and been in and around the play-offs.

“But this year they haven’t reached the same levels week in week out and are desperate to avoid relegation which is a surprise to all of us because at the start of the year they were one of the favourites to do well.”

Bentley is set to be without Will Haining who suffered a hamstring injury at Accrington and with Nick Fenton being allowed to leave the club this week, Chris 
Doyle could be in contention for his first start although Andy Parrish may also be available again after missing out on Friday night.