Morecambe v Plymouth preview

Date published: Friday 30th August 2013 2:32

Jim Bentley will have a similar squad at his disposal as he looks to boost Morecambe after their Capital One Cup exit.

The Shrimps exited at the hands of Premier League Newcastle on Wednesday night in front of a sell-out crowd but performed credibly in front of the television cameras.

Jack Redshaw (hip) is Bentley’s only injury absentee as they bid to maintain their unbeaten home start in League Two.

Should Bentley opt to change his XI, though, the likes of defender Chris McCready and forward Marcus Marshall, who both struggled with injuries earlier this term, are on stand-by.

John Sheridan has no fresh injury worries as his side prepare to tackle Morecambe.

The Pilgrims have recorded back-to-back wins and make the long trip full of confidence with Sheridan likely to name the same XI that beat Rochdale last time out.

Striker Matt Lecointe underwent a cruciate knee ligament operation on Tuesday and faces a lengthy recovery period while Paul Wotton remains sidelined.

Wotton remains a week or so away from full fitness after breaking his ribs on the opening day of the new season.

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Morecambe v Plymouth preview

Date published: Friday 21st September 2012 10:54

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley is set to welcome Chris McCready and Lewis Alessandra back into his squad.

Defender McCready and forward Alessandra missed Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat at Bradford due to illness.

Andrew Fleming’s fitness will be assessed after the influential midfielder sustained a heavy challenge in the second half against the Bantams.

Bentley’s men have now gone three League Two games without a win and are yet to taste victory at the Globe Arena this term.

To alter that statistic they must better the pair of draws earned against Argyle last season. Nick Fenton grabbed a last-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Home Park, while it was 2-2 on the Lancashire coast on the penultimate day of the campaign – Jordan Burrow and Alessandra getting the goals

Danny Carlton (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Plymouth could once again be without midfielder Paul Wotton.

The 35-year-old missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Bristol Rovers with a groin injury he sustained during last Saturday’s defeat to Port Vale.

He will be assessed by the medical staff at Home Park ahead of the clash.

Matt Lecointe, 17, was Wotton’s deputy in midweek and the youngster looks set to retain his place should his more senior colleague be ruled out again.

Paris Cowan-Hall made the bench on Tuesday after a period on the sidelines and could be in contention once more.

Wotton’s groin problem adds to a long list of injuries for the Pilgrims, with Fletcher’s squad already down to the bare bones without such players as Nick Chadwick, Rene Gilmartin, Rhys Griffiths and Jamie Lowry.

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