Morecambe boss Bentley ready for Gills test

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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says his side are ready for one of their toughest tests of the season when they travel to league leaders Gillingham on Saturday.

Martin Allen’s Gills currently lead League 2 by five points after a fine start to the season and will present a stiff test for the Shrimps who have lost four of their last five league away games after an excellent start to the season on their travels.

Bentley said: “We have had a few disappointing results away from home in the league in recent weeks despite playing pretty well overall.

“We seem to be getting things together at home now and if we can start getting points again away we will start to climb the table I’m sure.

“Saturday will be tough because Gillingham have been flying. They have the best defence in the league and scored more than 30 goals already so we will have to be at our best.

“We have played well against the better teams and I know that if we are at our best we will definitely give them a tough game.”

Jack Redshaw is expected to return to the squad again after the striker missed the victories over Barnet and his former club Rochdale with a calf niggle.

Richard Brodie will be back in contention after missing the Tuesday night’s FA Cup win as he was ineligible due to the terms of his loan from Crawley.

Skipper Will Haining and full back Robbie Threlfall are also close to returns.

Bentley is set to be without young striker Jordan Burrow for up to three months however, after the former Chesterfield man picked up a knee injury in the incident that led up to the Shrimps’ second penalty in Saturday’s win over the Bees.