Boss Bentley set for his 50th game

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MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley reaches a landmark on Saturday when he takes charge of his 50th Football League game in charge of the Shrimps.

Bentley takes his side to Bristol Rovers looking to get back on track after their first defeat of the new season at home to Port Vale on Saturday and looking to maintain their good run of form away from home over the past two seasons.

Bentley said: “It’s nice to reach any sort of milestone but my main focus is on getting something from the game on Saturday.

“We lost to Bristol Rovers twice last season in two narrow games and we are obviously looking to improve on that this year.

“We are trying to play the right way and although I think we could still pass the ball better we are heading in the right direction.

“We are all disappointed that we lost Saturday and I have watched the DVD of the game several times and don’t think we got what we deserved.

“We started the game terribly but from the 46th minute to the 88th I thought if anyone deserved to win the game it was us.

“We shot ourselves in the foot like we did in midweek against York and when you look at it deeply we should really have more points on the board than we have and we will be looking to put that right on Saturday.”

As well as league points Bentley has his eyes set on next Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round tie at Accrington.

The Shrimps have still to beat Stanley since joining the Football League and Bentley wants to finally put the record straight.

He said: “We are due a win over them and we will be looking for that next week. I want to win every game as a manager and this is no different. The competition is a great one for clubs at our level because it is realistically the best chance we have of getting to Wembley.”