Morecambe handed Johnstone’s Paint Trophy bye

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Morecambe have been given a bye through to round two of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The Football League announced on Thursday that the Shrimps were one of 16 sides who would bypass the first stage of this year’s competition.

Jim Bentley’s side have also seen their game against Scunthorpe next year moved forward a day.

The fixture had been set for Saturday, April 19, but will now take place on Good Friday, April 18, at 3pm.