Shrimps seek to cut down the Forest

Kevin Ellison (right) will be back in the Morecambe squad at Forest Green Rovers after completing a three-game suspension
Kevin Ellison (right) will be back in the Morecambe squad at Forest Green Rovers after completing a three-game suspension
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Morecambe head to Forest Green Rovers with manager Jim Bentley believing his players have a difficult afternoon in store.

The Shrimps, who lie third-bottom in League Two, travel to a Forest Green side two points and one place below them in the table.

Rovers gained promotion to the Football League via the play-offs and, initially, have struggled in their debut season.

However, they go into tomorrow’s game on the back of consecutive wins with victories at Coventry City and Stevenage.

“Kenny (McKenna, Bentley’s assistant) has looked at them in depth,” Bentley said of Rovers.

“Three games ago, they didn’t seem to be playing with any confidence or energy but they have chopped and changed the team and formation over the last couple of games.

“Now they have had two good results and are playing with a good tempo, working hard for each other and they seem to have great confidence.

“They have some very good players and it will be a tough game for us.”

Bentley will be able to recall Kevin 
Ellison following the end of his three-game suspension.

Max Muller may also be on the bench after sitting out last Saturday’s draw with 
Grimsby Town, though the game will be too early for Rhys Turner (groin). Something may give at The New Lawn, as Rovers have only won once at home in the league this season and the Shrimps have one league victory on the road.

That came in their last away-day outing at Chesterfield, when they also kept the first of two clean sheets in their last three matches.

Bentley said: “The first goal will be key – when these opportunities come along, we have to take them.”