Bentley believes Shrimps can bounce back against York

Andy Fleming will serve a one-game ban against York.
Andy Fleming will serve a one-game ban against York.

Jim Bentley is confident his side can end their poor run of form when York City visit the Globe Arena on Tuesday night.

The Morecambe boss has seen his side win just one of their last six in the league, including the 3-0 reverse at league leaders Oxford on Saturday.

The Shrimps have slipped to 11th in League 2 but Bentley believes it is to be expected in a topsy-turvy league.

He said: “We’ve got to regroup, we have to go again, we’ve got to keep believing, keep working hard and keep doing the right things.

“Football being the way it is, you go nine unbeaten and then you can win one in six or something like that.

“You look at Accrington down the road and they had to wait 12 games for a win and now they’re unbeaten in seven.

“That’s the way the league is, it’s very up and down, it’s very tight, you get on a run and when it ends you can’t see the next win.

“But I believe we can bounce back against York on Tuesday night.

“I always believe we can win every game whether it be Newcastle in the cup or top of the league Oxford where we were on Saturday.

“We went believing we could beat them and gave a good account of ourselves in large spells but were punished for a few mistakes which we’ve got to make sure we learn from quickly.”

Bentley had an almost fully fit squad to pick from for the first time this season in the defeat at Oxford but has two players suspended on Tuesday night.

Andy Wright and Andy Fleming will serve one-game bans after picking up their fifth bookings at the Kassam Stadium.

The Shrimps boss said: “We are short of a couple of bodies on Tuesday with suspensions but where one door closes another opens and that fact gives the others a chance to show what they can do and try and impress.

“On the positive side we saw Jack Redshaw for 15 minutes on Saturday as he continues his comeback.

“He had a bit of a reaction after his appearance at Burton but seems to be recovering well now and hopefully we will be able to see more of him in the coming weeks in what will be a busy and important time for us.

“Marcus Marshall and Chris McCready have also had more minutes under their belts and more time to recover from their knocks.”