It’s Mersey tunnel vision for leaders

Andy Parrish may return to the side ahead of schedule tomorrow
Andy Parrish may return to the side ahead of schedule tomorrow
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley is hoping to continue the Shrimps’ winning streak on ‘home turf’ tomorrow.

he Shrimps have won all four of their League Two fixtures so far and travel to Tranmere tomorrow.

Merseyside-born Morecambe boss Bentley and a number of his coaching staff live a stone’s throw away from Prenton Park.

And Bentley believes his side are the best in the league and he is looking forward to showing off his in-form side ‘back home’.

He said: “I’m five minutes away, my assistant Ken McKenna’s five minutes away and we’ve got a few that live in Birkenhead themselves, a few in Liverpool and even the Manchester lads aren’t far away.

“It’s a big game for us but I’m sure the lads will have family and friends there – I certainly will.

“The phone doesn’t stop ringing at the moment with people trying to get tickets off me.

“We’ll have a good following, it’s a big game for us, the last game of the month.

“We’re top of the table and the stats don’t lie – we’ve been the best side so far, so we’ve got something to hang on to.

“I’ve been to a lot of games at Prenton Park and they’ve got a passionate crowd that get right behind them but we’re looking forward to it and hopefully can get something from it.”

Ryan Edwards’ stepped up his recovery from a fractured finger returning to training alongside Andy Parrish.

The duo may make surprise appearances tomorrow but Laurence Wilson is out for two months after tearing medial knee ligaments in last Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Cambridge.

And Bentley is aiming for the perfect month.

He said: “We know that we’re not going to win every game but while you are in a winning habit you want to try and get as many points on the board as you can.

“The confidence is sky high and the spirit is great. Momentum has been built and hopefully we can continue that and get another three points on the board in what is going to be a very difficult game for us.

“It’s a tough place to go and hopefully come Saturday night we’ll have finished the month with five wins out of five.”