Bentley: Terrible Accrington run has to end

Jack Redshaw under pressure from former Morecambe man Laurence Wilson. Picture: Mike Williamson
Jack Redshaw under pressure from former Morecambe man Laurence Wilson. Picture: Mike Williamson

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley hopes to final end his side’s “terrible” time against Accrington at the Crown Ground on Tuesday night.

The Shrimps are still searching for their first ever Football League victory over their near rivals a run which now stretches to 13 games.

And Bentley says he is keen to finally get one over James Beattie’s outfit in the rearranged League 2 clash.

He said: “As a player and as a manager I’ve seen some terrible times against Accrington and it is about time we got a victory over them.

“They are a good side and have some good players who give their all and it is always a difficult game.

“They’ve had some good results as well in recent weeks and no-one should ever underestimate them..

“But we should go into the game with confidence after picking up seven points from nine and hopefully we can earn the bragging rights for once.

“The hammering at Plymouth a couple of weeks ago seems to have helped everyone regain focus and we are all keen to go on another run now until the end of the season.”

Stewart Drummond is set to miss out after injuring his toe on Saturday in the draw at Dagenham while Shaun Beeley remains a doubt with a hamstring injury.

Andy Fleming is also out as he serves the second of a two-match ban for picking up 10 yellow cards.