Morecambe boss Jim Bentley targets new front man

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JIM Bentley says a target man is now his main priority as his players report back for pre-season training this week.

The Shrimps’ boss made two more signings this week with Gary McDonald and Lewis Alessandra joining the club on two-year deals but so far his efforts to bring in a striker have failed to bear fruit.

Top of his list was former Everton youngster Kieran Agard who opted for a move to League 1 side Yeovil last week.

Bentley met the player, who was rated highly on Merseyside, but was left disappointed and has now moved to other targets.

Bentley said: “Kieran would have been ideal for us.

“He would probably have been the quickest player in League 2 and would have been just what we needed.

“He was a good lad but he has chosen to play in the league above and I can understand that.”

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