Date: 14th January 2016 at 8:54am
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Ahead of the draw with Exeter on Tuesday Morecambe confirmed the loan return of Man United youngster Kieran O’Hara.

His return, announced on the Official Site ahead of the hosting of the Grecians at the Globe Arena, sees him back with the Shrimps for a second loan spell this term with the 19-year-old going straight into that squad.

Wearing shirt no.30 during this youth loan the ‘keeper will remain with the club until the end of the season.

Regarding that game itself, which ended in a one-one draw as Morecambe played at home for the first time since the start of December, Jim Bentley wasn’t pleased when all was said and done.

He, quoted by the Visitor, felt it was a game that basically summed up the home form this term.

Bentley thought signs were shown the game would ‘ignite’ but it then ‘fizzled out’ not that he thinks anyone ‘played poorly’ they just didn’t ‘play to their full potential’.

‘Away from home we`ve cracked it and we came back home after four points on the road and it was a big opportunity. But it looked like it was building up and the game was going to ignite and it just fizzled out time and again. You’re waiting for a spark and I think it was the same for both sides. It just lacked that and that’s what you need at home. I don’t think anyone played poorly but I don’t think anyone played to their full potential if I’m being honest. It just sums us up at home. We haven’t ignited properly, we haven’t got going, we haven’t shown our true form.’

Bentley went on to say the second half started ‘fantastically well’ but all in all a draw was about the right result but he knows Morecambe need ‘a little bit more.’

A major disappointment from the game were the injuries to Shaun Beeley and Tom Barkhuizen, with the injury to the latter looking a ‘nasty one’ when he got caught by Shrimps ‘keeper Barry Roche in the ribs when he came to claim a ball. Beeley ‘rolled him ankle’ with the squad now at full stretch with Bentley finishing by talking about the loan return of O’Hara and his hope of doing ‘a bit more business’ in the coming days with a full back looking likely and some other ‘favours’ being called in.

‘We brought O’Hara and it looks like we’ve got a full back in too. We want more because you’re going to need back-up and can’t have six or seven games in the next four weeks with 16 players including two goalkeepers. Hopefully we can do a bit more business, I’m just trying to call in a couple of favours off the big boys.’


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