The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BOSS Jim Bent­ley ad­mits Morecambe’s av­er­age at­ten­dance of 1,551 is a real cause for con­cern.

The Globe Arena has a ca­pac­ity of 6,476, but just 1,098 turned up on Tues­day to see the Shrimps beat Craw­ley 3-1.

Bent­ley was shocked by the size of the crowds and is wor­ried it could im­pact on the fu­ture of the club.

“I’m a bit dis­ap­pointed with the at­ten­dance, this club needs its com­mu­nity be­hind it, with­out them it’s go­ing to be hard to sus­tain a Foot­ball League club,” said the 39-year-old.

“But I can’t get some­one in the road and put them in a head­lock and drag them through the turn­stiles.”

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