MORECAMBE defender Sam Lavelle has been handed a two-match ban for ‘deceiving a match official’.

The 21-year-old was deemed to have unfairly won his side a penalty during the Shrimps’ 1-1 draw against Carlisle United last Saturday.

Morecambe unsuccessfully appealed the suspension and Lavelle will now miss Saturday’s FA Cup second round game at Shrewsbury Town and the Shrimps’ next League Two fixture against Coventry City.

Lavelle told Morecambe’s official website: “Looking back at the video, it does look a little soft but in real time at speed, it is easier to get knocked off balance and at the end of the day if you feel contact in the box you go down.”

YEOVIL Town have strengthened their squad by signing midfielder Oscar Gobern on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old has been training with the Glovers for the last three weeks after leaving Ross County in the Scottish Premiership over the summer and has now put pen to paper on non-contract terms at Huish Park until the end of the season.

Yeovil manager Darren Way said: “From speaking to his previous managers and coaches, he’s a very determined and committed player.

“They’re all the ingredients we need to improve our squad.”

PROMOTION-CHASING Exeter City have also moved to bolster their ranks by re-signing defender Danny Seaborne.

Centre-back Seaborne was part of the Exeter side that won promotion from the National League to League One between 2007 and 2009.

The 30-year-old began his career at St James Park and has been without a club since leaving Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical over the summer.

Seaborne’s arrival back at the Grecians will help ease an injury crisis at the back for Paul Tisdale’s side. Troy Brown injured his knee last week, while fellow centre-back Luke Croll is also out with a groin issue.

Manager Tisdale said: “He will strengthen the competition for places we have in defence.

“He offers a wealth of experience having played in the Championship and Scottish Premier League since departing St James Park in 2010.”

RYAN Wintle has signed a new contract to remain at Crewe Alexandra.

The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half-year contract at Gresty Road.

Wintle has made 11 appearances for David Artell’s side this season but is currently out of action with a stress fracture of his tibia and is set to return to training next week.

Wintle told Crewe’s official website: “It is nice to have signed a new contract and to have the manager show that faith in me.

“This gaffer particularly has played me, so I want to get back as soon as I can and help the team. I want to repay the faith, the manager and the club have shown me. I want to push on and keep on improving.”