Morecambe boss Bentley: We can do the same as class of 2010

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley. Picture: Matt Rushton
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley. Picture: Matt Rushton
  • Shrimps face Hartlepool at the Globe Arena on Saturday
  • Similarities between current crop and class of 2010
  • Morecambe boss wary of threat from League 2’s bottom side
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley believes his side can replicate the unlikely run to the play-offs he was a big part of back in 2010.

There’s only one point’s difference between the current crop and the Shrimps team of five years ago that made the top seven.

We’ve got a chance of making a late run. We’re in a good position and have got it all to play for

Bentley captained that side and insists anything is still possible ahead of bottom side Hartlepool visiting the Globe Arena on Saturday.

He said: “Anything’s possible in football.

“It was great to be involved in that team and I think there’s one point’s difference between now and then.

“No-one knows what’s round the corner and all we can do is concentrate on the next game which is Hartlepool at home.

“It’s a game we want to win but it will be tough because they’re fighting for their lives.

“We’ve got a chance of making a late run. We’re in a good position and have got it all to play for.

“There’s no reason why we can’t do it but everyone’s got to be up and at it.”

After two poor home performances and two impressive ones of the road, Bentley is wary of a Hartlepool side that are seven points adrift at the bottom of League 2.

He said: “We’re coming back home now on the back of a couple of poor performances at the Globe Arena.

“If we could swap it round we would do but we’ve got points on the board and confidence is there now.

“They are bottom of the table and have had poor results but you can’t take your foot off the gas.

“They’ll be a threat, they’re fighting for their lives.

“By all accounts they did okay against Burton and only lost 1-0 in the last minute.

“If we start the game like we did against Luton then I fancy us to go a goal or two up which would take the wind out of their sails.

“It’ll be a tough match but we’ve got a job to do.

“A win would set us up nicely if we can do it and it’ll be great if we can do it in front of our own fans and give them something to cheer about.”