Jim Bentley issues rallying cry to continue Morecambe’s terrific home form

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley has urged fans to take advantage of a ticket offer this week, as they look to cement their place in League Two next season.

The Shrimps are currently six points clear of Yeovil in the final relegation spot, with five matches left to play.

Bentley has lamented their home form since moving to their current ground, but sees an opportunity to change their fortunes and make it a fortress after some impressive results recently.

“Since the move to the Globe Arena our home form has always been a bit of a disappointment, but the recent wins over Forest Green, MK Dons and Crawley have really lifted everyone’s spirits and hopefully we can finally get a real run of results together at the Globe,” he told the Lancashire Evening Press.”

“It would be fantastic to get a fourth win in a row as that would really set up the Cheltenham game perfectly.”

Turning his attentions to the opponents at the weekend, he believes their form means it’s a great fixture and one in which a win would virtually assure their safety.

“Grimsby are not in the greatest form and are one of those sides with little play for so it is a good fixture for us. It makes a massive difference to a club to win regularly at home. It really gives supporters something to look forward to and makes the whole atmosphere much more positive.”

Bentley’s side have lost just one in six and boast three wins on the spin at home, with Forest Green (3-0) and MK Dons (4-2) both huge scalps.

Those results have fuelled the belief that Bentley can keep his side in League two for yet another season, despite their limited means.

Our View

Nevermind Eric Morecambe having a statue in the town, if Bentley keep Morecambe in League Two this season they should start making him one too.

He does a tremendous job, year on year to keep them afloat in that division. There are teams below them with far bigger budgets, but along with the experienced Kevin Ellison and a group of committed and focused players, they’re looking likely to stay up once more.

When talking about managers of the year, his name rarely comes up. It should.



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