Bentley's praise for much-changed Shrimps

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was full of praise for his side after an excellent win at Crawley on Saturday.

Monday, 20th February 2017, 9:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:06 am
Antony Evans in the thick of the action at Crawley. Picture: PW Sporting Photography

Bentley made five changes to the starting line up after the 1-0 defeat against Barnet in midweek and he praised those who came into the squad.

Rhys Turner opened the scoring before Paul Mullin struck twice in the 3-1 victory.

He said: “We made changes because of injuries and suspensions and not as a knee jerk reaction after the Barnet defeat but the players who came in really produced.

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“We gave some players a chance and they took it with both hands which was brilliant.

“Rhys Turner scored a good goal and Antony Evans had an excellent debut and all over the park there were great performances against a side with a really good home record.

“I always say management is as much about the players who have been on the sidelines as it is about those playing regularly but I have told them all to make sure they are ready when they get the call and that is what we did.

“We had the best possible start and it was a great team performance all round.

“We scored three and could have had more and we were deserved winners.

“We had a slight blip when we lost against Barnet in midweek but I’m really pleased with the form of 2017 so far and long may that continue.’’