Jim Bentley: Everything stacked against us in "terrible" season

Jim Bentley.
Jim Bentley.

Jim Bentley admits a whole host of factors have contributed to a “terrible” season at the Globe Arena.

The Morecambe boss believes everything that could have gone wrong has, with the 2-0 defeat to Plymouth on Good Friday meaning The Shrimps have won just one of their last 13 games.

It was another luckless afternoon for Bentley’s side with Alex Kenyon controversially sent off shortly before half-time.

The Shrimps boss said: “It’s been a terrible season for us with one thing and another.

“On the pitch we’ve had the refereeing decisions and injuries. I know we’re not the only ones but we’ve lost our captain (Peter Murphy to a serious knee injury) and not been able to replace him.

“One or two things off the pitch have been well documented. The chairman trying to sell and things like that doesn’t help. Some players’ futures are undecided.

“We were barely able to train on grass for two and a half months and had no home game for three months.

“Everything’s been stacked against us.”

Bentley insists however his side will pick themselves up ahead of hosting Barnet at the Globe Arena next Saturday.

The Shrimps are closing in on a 10th season in the Football League, sitting 12 points clear of the bottom two in 19th with eight games to play.

He said: “You can’t feel sorry for yourselves, you’ve got to come out and give it your all which the lads have been doing.

“We’ll keep going and we’ll look to have a good week and try and win the next game.

“That’s what we’ll try and do between now and the end of the season.

“We’ll remain positive and we’ve got to learn from what’s happened on and off the field.”