Bentley: Devitt fits the bill for Morecambe

Jamie Devitt.
Jamie Devitt.
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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.”