Jim Bentley: Morecambe boss disappointed by Northampton loss

Jim Bentley Morecambe
Jim Bentley was appointed Morecambe manager in May 2011 following the departure of Sammy McIlroy

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says he feels "let down" by his side after their five-match unbeaten run was ended by Northampton Town.

The Shrimps sit seventh in League Two after Saturday's 4-2 home defeat, their first loss in over a month.

"We were fifth from top, five unbeaten and we'd scored 15 goals in five games, but I got let down," Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I can accept getting beat but it's about the manner that you get beat."

Morecambe now face a trip to fifth-placed Oxford United on Saturday, who have lost just one league game this season.

"No-one's lost a leg, we haven't been relegated or anything like that and no-one's been killed, but it was a poor day at the office," Bentley added.

"We've got to make sure we get it out of our system and have a good week. It's another difficult game coming, it's mad, the league's absolutely crazy.

"The confidence has taken a hammering today but we'll have to pick ourselves up and go again."