Morecambe have been dealt a major blow with the news that Jamie Devitt will be ruled out for two months with a hamstring injury.
The influential Irishman pulled up in the draw with York on Tuesday night and a scan has revealed he’ll be about until Christmas.
Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “We’ve had him scanned and it’s not great news.
“He’s got a grade two tear of one of the muscles in his hamstring and a grade one of the other one.
“Two muscles in the hamstring have taken some damage.
“It’s football, it happens and we can’t moan about it. Everyone’s in the same boat I’m sure. “People pick up injuries it’s just that we’ve picked up quite a few recently.
“It’s one of those things, he’ll be a big miss for us because he’s been doing well.”
Devitt has starred for the Shrimps since returning from an earlier hamstring problem with Bentley admitting he has been a real stand out at the Globe Arena this season.
The Shrimps boss said: “When he has played, he’s performed very well.
“He makes things happen, he sees a pass and I’d say over last couple of games he’s been our best player.
“It’s a big blow to us. It’s disappointing for the lad himself and for us but we’ll have to run without him until around Christmas now.”