Jim wants home improvement from Shrimps

Shrimps manager Jim Bentley
Shrimps manager Jim Bentley
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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has called on his players to find their best form at the Globe Arena.

The Shrimps have struggled in front of their own fans so far this season, picking up just three league wins.

They are on a particularly bad run at the moment – losing five of their past six games at home.

Their last outing at the Globe was a demoralising 4-2 defeat to old foes Dagenham and Redbridge in an FA Cup replay.

But Bentley says his players will be doing their utmost to register their first league win at home in more than a month when they welcome Cambridge United to the Globe Arena for a League Two clash tonight.

He said: “For one reason or another we haven’t got things right at home this season and that is really disappointing.

“We are not the only ones who have done that, Portsmouth are in the same boat with even fewer points than us on their home ground.

“We have to do better at home, we all know that and tonight gives us the chance to bounce back from last week’s cup defeat to Dagenham at the Globe.”

There is expected to be a decent crowd to watch the match as the club has been running a special promotion, which has allowed fans to acquire a ticket for free as long they have purchased a programme for £3.

That promotion ran out yesterday, but a number of supporters from Morecambe and Cambridge have taken advantage of the offer.

“Hopefully, we can show what we can do in front of a decent crowd, who have taken advantage of the fantastic offer the club has put on,” said Bentley said, who watched his team draw 0-0 away at Barnet at the weekend.

“To get into a Football League game for £3 is fantastic and we need the backing of the fans. We know we can score goals but it is getting things right at he other end of the park which we did on Saturday at Barnet.”

Cambridge are four points and three places behind Morecambe in the table. They have suffered three defeats on their travels, winning just two.

The Us have recently changed manager with Shaun Derry coming in to replace Richard Money, who was sacked. On Saturday, United were beaten 3-2 at home by Accrington Stanley.