Bentley: Devitt fits the bill for Morecambe

Jamie Devitt.
Jamie Devitt.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley believes Jamie Devitt “fits the bill” after making the Chesterfield winger his first signing of the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old Dubliner has joined for an initial one-month spell and fills the gap left by Joe Mwasile who has joined Skrill North side Altrincham for the next month.

Bentley said: “I have seen Jamie play a few times against us and always been impressed.

“He can play in several forward positions and has two good feet.

“He’s got pace as well and will be a good addition to the squad.

“I have said for a while that we needed a new face and he fits the bill well.”

Bentley hopes bringing in Devitt won’t be his only business this month with the Morecambe boss still striving to bring in a defender, an area he believes he has been short in since the opening day of the season.

He said: “The deal doesn’t mean I’m not working to bring in a defender.

“That remains my priority, I’ve just been knocked back in moves for a couple of players.”