Bentley banks on home comforts

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley
Shrimps boss Jim Bentley
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Jim Bentley is hoping to make home advantage count on Tuesday evening when Morecambe host York City at the Globe Arena.

The Shrimps broke through the 20-point barrier at the weekend in League Two courtesy of a brilliant 2-0 win at high-flying Burton Albion.

And with two home games to come, Bentley is hoping his men can firmly cement their play-off credentials.

The win over Burton was Morecambe’s seventh of the season out of 13 games, although they have lost five.

It leaves them in sixth spot – six points behind Wycombe Wanderers, who are at the top of the table. After the match against York, Morecambe then host Exeter City on Sunday, the game kicking off at 1pm.

“We’ve got two home games coming up. Hopefully we can back this great result up and get another couple of wins,” Bentley said.

“We’ve broken the 20-point barrier now, which is important.

“We are on 22 points and are sixth in the league.

“Last season we got to 25 points after 15 games, so we have two games to equal or better that mark.

“It’s been a good start and we will definitely be better in the second half of the season this time.”

Meanwhile, Bentley paid tribute to midfielder Alex Kenyon after the youngster grabbed his first Football League goal for the club on Saturday.

The 21-year-old from Euxton stabbed home from close range in the 61st minute to put the Shrimps 2-0 up.

“I think a goal from Alex has been coming,” said Bentley.

“He’s strong in the air and we have worked on a few things where we have tried to isolate him in the box.

“Alex is a good player. I had a little chat with him last week about little bits and pieces where I think he can improve.

“But he’s 21-years-old and playing every week at this level – he’s got a bright future.”