VIDEO: Morecambe boss Jim Bentley’s praise for Carlisle United loanee

Loan signing Richie Bennett could not have imagined that he would begin February as Morecambe’s senior striker.

Friday, 1st February 2019, 2:01 pm
Updated Friday, 1st February 2019, 3:03 pm

Yet that’s what has happened to the Carlisle United loanee following injuries to Vadaine Oliver and A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Having made his debut off the bench against Stevenage a fortnight ago – and missed a good chance to score – the 27-year-old made his first start for the Shrimps against Northampton Town last weekend.

He marked it in style with the goal which gave Morecambe a point in their battle to stay out of the relegation places.

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Richie Bennett scored on his Shrimps debut Picture: Getty Images

Watch as Morecambe boss Jim Bentley discusses the impact his new arrival has already made.