Life On The Road Is Giving Bentley A Caffeine Boost!

Jim Bentley says he wants a team which is capable, committed and competitive - and is happy to sink as many coffees as it takes to get it!

The Southport manager says he’s done plenty of travelling this summer as he sculpts a squad ready to push on.

The side finished 17th last season in the National League North and the former Morecambe manager wants to be working in the top half of the table next time out.

His improvement plan is already in full swing with full-back Sam Minihan and fellow defender Callum Spooner agreeing to play at Haig Avenue next term.

Bentley accepts the club’s supporters are keen to hear how they will be transformed from a team that struggled for most of the season to one looking at the other end but he says his work is far from done.

“The fans want it all yesterday!” he said when asked about the business done so far.

“We’re still a few players light, we still need to do a bit of business. I’m forever having meetings with people. There’s a lot going on.

“There’s been a lot of travelling and plenty of cups of coffee drunk! Things on and off the pitch are in hand, we’ve just got to wait for it all to fall into place.

“Hopefully there will be more news soon and we can build a squad that’s capable, committed and competitive this season.”

Marcus Carver, pictured, will be back and the manager knows that’s fantastic news.

“He is really popular with the fans and ticks a lot of boxes,he told the club’s YouTube channel. “He is proven at this level and got double figures last season so we’re thrilled.”

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