Jamie Devitt: Our season is becoming embarrassing

Jamie Devitt.
Jamie Devitt.

Jamie Devitt admitted Morecambe’s season had become an embarrassment after their latest heavy defeat on Saturday.

The Shrimps led early on against Stevenage but slipped to a 4-1 defeat having lost 7-0 at Cambridge on Tuesday night.

It all means Morecambe have crashed from play-off contenders to 21st in the table, conceding 89 goals in a nightmare campaign.

Devitt, who along with Barry Roche spoke to press instead of boss Jim Bentley, said: “It’s becoming embarrassing now.

“We need to address it as players. We’re letting the staff down and the fans down at the minute and it’s not good enough.”

The Shrimps had made a positive start against fellow strugglers Stevenage but once Alan Goodall’s own goal had cancelled out Cole Stockton’s opener it all fell apart once again.

Devitt said: “We should be two or 3-0 up in the first half.

“And then we conceded a couple of goals and it just seems to be a recurring theme at the moment.

“The gaffer must be pulling his hair out because he’s taking the stick for us on the pitch and it’s not fair.

“We need to do something. It’s not good enough and something has to change.”

Devitt, visibly hurt by a miserable 2016, admitted the players needed to take more responsibility.

He said: “The 11 that started, the players that came onto the pitch, the players that weren’t on the pitch, we all share the same responsibility.

“We all need to take responsibility for what’s going on at the moment because it’s not good enough.”

The midfielder is one of a host of players out of contract in the summer and acknowledged that most could have no complaints if they were in the final days of their Globe Arena careers.

Devitt said: “Every single one of us needs to fight.

“Most of us don’t know what we’re doing next season and we all need to fight.

“We could be getting released, we could not be playing football next season.

“It’s not good enough at the minute and no-one can complain if they get released next season.”

The Shrimps next to Exeter before finishing the season at home to York on May 7 with Devitt urging the fans to stick with their struggling side.

He said: “It’s hard because the way the results have been at the minute.

“Things will change and we need them to stick with us.

“They did stick with us for a long time today. Things will change and they just need to remain positive.”