Barry Roche and Kevin Ellison sign new deals with the Shrimps.
TWO key Morecambe FC players have signed new contracts.
Barry Roche and Kevin Ellison have both today signed new deals to remain with the Shrimps until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Roche has made close to 350 league and cup starts for the Shrimps since signing from Chesterfield in 2008 and made the national headlines earlier this year when he scored his first Football League goal with a last-gasp header to earn a point against Portsmouth.
Ellison was Morecambe boss Jim Bentley’s first signing in 2011 when he joined from Rotherham and has so far made more than 170 league and cup starts for the Shrimps, scoring close to 60 goals in that time.
Bentley said he was delighted to secure the deals.
He said: “Both players have been superb servants for this club and I am delighted that they have signed on again for next season.
“They have both been excellent again this season and their experience is vital to us. They both love playing for this club and as well as being good players are great people to have around in the dressing room.
“We are only a young squad overall but these two are the first to offer advice and support for the younger players and that is important to us.
“I am delighted that they agreed to stay on.’’