Morecambe fighting fit ahead of Cambridge clash

Andy Fleming.
Andy Fleming.
  • Stewart Drummond fit again and Andy Fleming available
  • Cambridge game is first of three in seven days
  • No moves yet in the loan market

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a selection headache ahead of Cambridge’s visit to the Globe Arena on Saturday.

The Shrimps manager has almost a fully fit squad to choose from with Stewart Drummond back training after a knee problem and Andy Fleming available again after missing the Newport win after his wife gave birth.

There’s quite a few lads who are totting bookings up so we’re going to need everybody because it’s a big week in the season for us.

Bentley said: “Everyone’s fit and well at the moment which is strange.

“There’s only Barry Roche out with a long-term injury but he’s back doing light running which is great.

“Stewart Drummond is back in training, we picked up no injuries at the weekend and we’ll have Andy Fleming back after his partner gave birth.

“Jamie Devitt and Paul Mullin were struggling last week but they’ll be fine too.

“It’s a selection headache but one I’d rather have than having none at all.”

The game against The U’s starts a run of three games in a week with trips to Oxford and Luton to follow.

Bentley said: “The squad’s fit and healthy but we’re going to need it.

“We’ve got three games this week.

“There’s quite a few lads who are totting bookings up so we’re going to need everybody because it’s a big week in the season for us.”

On transfer front, Buxton striker Shaun Tuton has been on trial with the club this week as Bentley continues to assess his options in the loan market.

He said: “We’ve been knocked back on one or two which is disappointing but I’ve said all along I’m not just going to sign someone for the sake of it.

“There’s plenty of different factors in loan moves.

“Do you bring them in just for a month or with a view to next season? That’s the way we’ve done our business in the past and I think it’s worked very well for us.

“Someone might pop up that we’ve got a chance of taking next season that can go straight into our first team.

“I don’t want to unsettle people by bringing someone in who isn’t as good as what we’ve already got.”