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Ellison extends Shrimps stay

Morecambe forward Kevin Ellison has extended his contract with the club and will remain at the Globe Arena for another 18 months.

The Shrimps have announced that the 34-year-old had decided to prolong his stay with Jim Bentley's squad beyond the end of this campaign, which was when his previous deal was due to expire.

Ellison, who is only just back from a fractured eye socket, has appeared 22 times this season, scoring six goals, and has been a mainstay since he joined the club in the summer of 2011.

"Kev was the first player I signed and has proved to be a fantastic person to have around both on and off the field," boss Bentley told the club's official website.

"He is the most committed player you could wish to have and has scored some great and important goals for us over the past couple of seasons.

"He is someone who motivates others as well and I'm delighted that he has signed up again."