Bentley: Wimbledon’s safety could go either way

Andy Fleming is set to return from suspension against AFC Wimbledon.
Andy Fleming is set to return from suspension against AFC Wimbledon.
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley isn’t reading too much into AFC Wimbledon having nothing to play for when the two sides meet on Saturday.

Neil Ardley’s Dons are in mid-table safety in League 2 with the Shrimps just three points clear of the relegation zone with two games to play and looking to end a nine-game winless run.

Bentley said; “It could work either way.

“The pressure’s off them. They might just come out and enjoy the day on their last home game of the season.

“They’ve nothing to play for but if it was me I’d be trying to win any game and finish as high as possible and that’s what professional pride’s all about.

“It’s a difficult game, they’re a decent side in good form and they’ve brought a couple of good loan signings in.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game, we need the points and they don’t but I’m sure they’ll come out fighting.”

Bentley is pleased to be able to welcome back one of the club’s players of the year, Andy Fleming, after suspension for the game.

The midfielder has served a three-game ban after his late red card it the defeat to Mansfield at the start of April.

Bentley said: “Flemmo’s been a good player for us this season so we’re pleased to have him back.

“It was a bit of a silly sending off but we’ve missed him.

“He’s a good player to have back in the squad.”

Robbie Threlfall is a doubt due to illness while Tony Diagne is struggling with a knock.

Chris McCready and Stewart Drummond also remain long-term absentees for the Shrimps.