Bentley wants to mark 50th Globe game with a win

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MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley is looking for his side to mark the 50th league game at the Globe Arena in style on Saturday.

The Shrimps face Plymouth looking to make it a lucky 13th win at the Shrimps’ new stadium after moving there from Christie Park.

The club’s lack of success at the Globe has been well documented with only 12 wins in 49 games but Bentley wants that record to be forgotten about this weekend as the Shrimps seek their first home win of the season.

He said: “It is a landmark of some sorts and one that it would be nice to mark with a win. But it doesn’t really matter if it is the fifth game, the 50th or the 500th match at the Globe because we want to win all our home games.

“That obviously hasn’t happened and what we will look to make sure we do is make sure our record in the next 50 league games at the ground is a lot better than the last.

“We have got a series of home games coming up now and a win on Saturday would set us up perfectly for this games. We have done well away from home this season and there is no reason why we can’t do the same at the Globe.

“The fans who travel week in week out have seen some great victories and we want the home fans to get the same buzz.”

Bentley is hoping to have a virtually full squad to choose from for the visit of Plymouth with only Danny Carlton ruled out with his long term injury.

That means Bentley has the luxury for the time being of tinkering with his squad to ensure they remain fresh and he has said fans should not be surprised if he makes changes over the next few games.

He said: “We only have small numbers so we want to make sure we do all we can to protect players and we are lucky at the moment that we can do that.

“We will look at each game on its own merits and make any changes that we fill will benefit that game.

“There are certain players who we need to treat a bit more carefully than others to make sure they stay at their optimum fitness for as long as possible and that means others will get their chances.”