Morecambe out to upset Millwall

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THE Shrimps venture into the Lions’ Den tonight looking for another Carling Cup upset.

Morecambe visit Championship Millwall tonight hoping for a repeat of their first round victory at Barnsley.

Jim Bentley’s side go into the game on the back of four straight wins in all competitions, the latest of which was a 2-0 victory over Aldershot at the Globe Arena on Saturday courtesy of stunning goals from Kevin Ellison and substitute Lewis Alessandra.

Bentley said: “I said in the first round that there would be shocks and thankfully we were one of the sides who caused one of then.

“Every cup round always produces a couple of unexpected results and I see no reason why we can’t go into the game thinking that we could cause another shock. It will be tough, we all know that, but we have made a decent start to the season and have enough good players in our ranks to cause them a few problems.

“It’s another one of those games where the players get a chance to show what they can do against a side from a higher league and it is one of those games that I used to love playing in as well and everyone is looking forward to it.”

Ellison, voted man of the match on his first start for the club against The Shots will be a key man for the Shrimps having already notched three goals for his new club.

The winger scored in the 2-0 first round win over Barnsley and got a last minute winner in the 2-1 win against Cheltenham seven days later.

Millwall go into the game 10th in the Championship with five points from their opening four games.

Last time out Kenny Jackett’s side lost 1-0 at Championship pace-setters Southampton.

Speaking about The Shrimps, the Millwall boss said: “They’ve started the season very well and won three out of their first four league games and also progressed in the Carling Cup with a very good away win at a Championship side in Barnsley.

“They are a very confident side and will come to The Den looking to enjoy themselves and without a fear of losing. We can’t underestimate them because they will have a very positive mentality coming into the game.

“They will have lots of energy and I’m sure they will be viewing the game as an opportunity to impress. It’s a game that I am expecting a good performance in, particularly after the result on Saturday, but most importantly we need a good result.

“This week is a big one for us. We have two home games in the next seven days where we want to play well and win both.

“There’s no room for anybody to be tired this week and I will expect to be able to pick full-strength sides.”