Morecambe set for Nantwich pre-season test

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley and his assistant Ken McKenna talk tactics during the game against Bolton.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley and his assistant Ken McKenna talk tactics during the game against Bolton.
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Morecambe will look to make it a hat-trick of pre-season wins at Nantwich Town tonight, Tuesday.

The Shrimps have thus far recorded wins over Kendal and Bolton as they build up to the League 2 opener at Hartlepool on August 8.

Boss Jim Bentley is relishing the different challenges that a trip to the NPL Premier Division outfit will throw up compared with the victory over Neil Lennon’s Wanderers at the Globe Arena on Friday night.

Bentley said: “We’ve got to get used to all different types of games.

“One season we played five or six Scottish Premiership and Championship teams.

“We spent the majority of the time chasing after the ball but the way we’ve planned it the last couple of years and this year Nantwich and Kendal throw up different problems.

“The pitches aren’t as good as what we’ll play on in League 2 so after dealing well with a good Bolton side it will be different again on Tuesday away at Nantwich.

“It’s another one on the journey as we build up towards the all important first game of the season.”

There will a familiar face to Shrimps fans in the Dabbers dugout with former midfielder and Wembley winner Neil Sorvel the assistant manager at the Weaver Stadium.

The game kicks off at 7.30pm with admission £7 for adults, £5 concessions and under 16s £2.