Returning Devitt: Goals will come for Morecambe

Jamie Devitt. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.
Jamie Devitt. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.
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Jamie Devitt is confident Morecambe will be back scoring goals sooner rather than later.

The Shrimps have lost their last three games 1-0 with the Irishman set to return from a hamstring injury for the trip to Southend United on Saturday.

The 24-year-old knows his role it to create chances as Jim Bentley’s side look to end their losing run at Roots Hall.

Devitt said: “My job is to create chances and hopefully score a few too.

“I just want to work hard and get back in the team, create chances for the strikers or for myself if I’m playing.

“We just need to start scoring goals again and hopefully it will come soon.”

Devitt himself got off the mark this season with the winner against Plymouth last month but has since been frustrated by his hamstring problem.

He said: “Towards the end of pre-season I had a bit of a niggle with it and I missed a couple of weeks.

“It was frustrating but I got it alright and then I felt it again around the Mansfield game.

“I got my first goal on the Saturday against Plymouth too and you think you’re getting going and then you get a little block.

“It’s been really frustrating to be honest but it’s not too bad now.

“I trained on Tuesday for the first time and got through it alright so I’ll see how today (Thursday) goes and hopefully I’ll be alright for Saturday.”

Getting back in the team is far from guaranteed however with six forwards vying for three places in Bentley’s preferred 4-3-3 formation.

Devitt said: “I think it’s kept us all on our toes because everyone’s done well so it’s given the gaffer a good headache.

“I think in the last few games though it’s gone the other way because we’re not scoring!

“We just need to work hard in training and the goals will start coming soon. It’s nothing too much to worry about.”

The Shrimps will need all their attacking talent firing in October for a month where they will take on most of the league’s top sides, starting with the Shrimpers.

Devitt said: “We’re all looking forward to them.

“We’ve started well and have made a little name for ourselves so we can’t let that drop and need to stay up there starting on Saturday.”