Bentley urges Shrimps to build

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley was a happy man after seeing his side win for the first time since Boxing Day.

Last Updated: 08/03/14 at 21:17

Jim Bentley: Pleased with his side

Jim Bentley: Pleased with his side

A goal from substitute Jack Redshaw after 68 minutes proved enough to hand the Shrimps a 2-1 victory over Southend.

Bentley said: "I wanted a response after our 5-0 hammering at Plymouth and I got it.

"We have had a tough week. The lads have been in every day and we have worked them really hard and it paid dividends finally.

"We made things difficult for ourselves once again, though, by conceding an early goal again but after that we rolled up our sleeves and showed great character and determination to get the points.

"We never let our heads drop and I'm so pleased for everyone, the players and the fans because they have been through a tough few weeks but showed great spirit to take three vital points.

"Hopefully now we can build on this and get a few more wins to secure our safety."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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