Morecambe boss targets attacking midfielder in loan window

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley is bidding to bring in an attacking midfielder during the loan window.

Chairman Peter McGuigan has given his manager the green light to make a signing with a handful of moves so far coming to nothing.

Unlike at the start of the January transfer window, Bentley doesn’t need players to leave the club before adding to a side that currently sits five points off the League 2 play-offs ahead of Dagenham & Redbridge’s visit to the Globe Arena on Sunday.

He said: “I’ve had a chat with the chairman and he’s backed me in the respect that if I want to bring someone in I can do. 
“I’ve got full trust in the squad here but I do always like a fresh face to come in because it keeps people on their toes.

“We have enquired about three or four from League 1 clubs but for one reason or another they haven’t happened whether it be they don’t want to move, the location or a manager having a change of heart,

“We did have to get players out at the start of January but now I might be able to bring one in.

“But I don’t want to bring someone in just to sit on the bench or feel that I’ve got to play him because he’s in on loan.

“I don’t want a squad player, I want someone to come in and affect the first team.

“With Tom McCready going out and Ryan Williams looking like he might leave at one point we identified a few attacking midfielders.

“We’ve hit a few brick walls in that regards but we’ll continue to search.”