Jim Bentley: Morecambe boss 'disappointed' with attendances

Jim Bentley
Jim Bentley made 328 appearances for Morecambe before taking over as manager in 2011

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley has expressed his concern with the League Two club's attendances.

Despite the Globe Arena having a capacity of 6,476, Morecambe's average league attendance this season is 1,551.

"I'm a bit disappointed with the attendance", Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire after the Shrimps' 3-1 victory over Crawley on Tuesday.

"This club needs its community behind it, without them it's going to be hard to sustain a Football League club."

He added: "1,098 for a home game when you're two points off the play-offs and the country's leading goalscorers, what more can you do?

"I can't get someone in the road and put them in a headlock and drag them through the turnstiles, it's down to them."