Bentley: We should be unbeaten in 2013

Andy Wright.
Andy Wright.

Jim Bentley believes his Morecambe side are unlucky not to be unbeaten in 2013.

The Shrimps’ only defeat of the calendar year came at Plymouth on January 12 and Bentley remains frustrated his side didn’t take anything from the game despite going 2-0 down.

Exeter are the visitors to the Globe Arena this Saturday and the Morecambe boss knows his side will face a stern test against the team The Shrimps defeated to reach the Football League in 2007.

Bentley said: “We’ve had a few good wins, our performances have been quite good and I think we should be unbeaten in 2013.

“I’m still a little bit gutted about the Plymouth game because it’s a game we should have taken something from.

“We go into the game with confidence, it’s going to be tough, but hopefully with the momentum we’ve got we’re going to do our upmost to get the three points and move onto the next.

“They were in League 1 last year and have got a better away record than home record but have slipped up a little bit of late.

“But they’re all good sides at this level, every point that you get you’ve got to battle really hard for.”

The Shrimps are especially confident given they are unbeaten at the Globe Arena since the end of September, finally making their struggles in front of their home fans a thing of the past.

Bentley said: “Our home form has been pretty good of late and we haven’t lost at home since September.

“We would have liked a couple more wins in that run but overall we have looked really solid and are making the Globe something of a fortress which is something we have been looking to do for some time.

“The two away wins have really given us a massive lift and if we can get two good results in the next two games we can take a massive stride to safety.”

Robbie Threlfall and Andy Wright should return to the squad on Saturday but the game will come too soon for Andy Fleming with Dan Parkinson also set to be missing through injury.