Mansfield Town visit is start of a massive week says Morecambe defender Andy Parrish

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Andy Parrish says Morecambe’s game with Mansfield tonight is the start of a massive week in the Shrimps’ season.

The Stags clash is the first of three home games in seven days, with Newport on Saturday, and Portsmouth the following Tuesday, February 2, to come.

Jim Bentley’s side saw their four-game unbeaten run end at high-flying Northampton on Saturday but Parrish knows a hat-trick of good results at the Globe Arena will put them right in the play-off mix.

The central defender said: “It’s a massive week but it’s a good opportunity to get points on the board again.

“We’re still in touching distance of where we want to be. We go back home on Tuesday and if we can pick up three points we’re right back on it.

“We had a bit of momentum going into Saturday’s game, being four unbeaten, and we need to build on that.

“We took a knock on Saturday but three points on Tuesday and you’re thinking, ‘Right let’s look up again’.

“You’re always in with a chance.

“You’ve got to stay with that pack in and around the play-offs and you never know.”