Morecambe nominated for Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team of the round

Jamie Devitt in action against Walsall.
Jamie Devitt in action against Walsall.

Morecambe will do battle with two of their Sky Bet League 2 rivals for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team of the round prize.

Jim Bentley’s side have been shortlisted for the award after defeating last season’s finalists and League 1 outfit Walsall in the first round.

Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town have also been nominated for first round honours.

The winning team is set to be selected by a panel of judges over the coming days and will receive a supply of Johnstone’s Paint to utilise on a club project, as well as a trophy.

Goals from Jamie Devitt and Tom Barkhuizen handed The Shrimps a 2-0 win over The Saddlers on September 1.

Bentley’s side will travel to League 1 Bury in the next round in the week commencing October 5.