Devitt red card wiped out

Shrimps' Jamie Devitt
Shrimps' Jamie Devitt
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Morecambe midfielder Jamie Devitt has had his red card from Saturday’s League Two game against Wycombe Wanderers rescinded.

The Shrimps appealed the decision after studying video evidence of the incident which happened early in the second half of the 3-1 defeat.

Manager Jim Bentley said he was delighted with the 
decision.

He said: “We felt very strongly at the time that the offence did not warrant a red card.

“And after studying a video of the incident closely we felt it was right and proper to appeal the decision.

“We are delighted that the authorities have agreed with our viewpoint and I am pleased that Jamie will be available for the next three games because he is a big player for us.’’

The Shrimps travel to face Burton Albion on Saturday.

Meanwhile, former Preston North End defender Russ Wilcox has been named the new manager of York.

The Minstermen have moved quickly following the departure of Nigel Worthington earlier this week.

Chairman Jason McGill said: “We believe Russ is the right person to take this club forward.

“He has excellent managerial experience and a track record of success in League Two.

“He is a hard-working individual and an excellent motivator and someone who shares our vision for the club now and in the future.”

Wilcox, 50, was sacked by Scunthorpe last week after a poor run of results in League One.

He had taken over last December following a spell as caretaker boss at his former club and led the Iron to promotion last season having finished runners-up to Chesterfield in League Two.