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ELLISON EYES MORE GOALS

19 January 2018

Shrimps forward Kevin Ellison is looking to add to his eight goals this season as 100 goals for Morecambe edges closer.

The 38-year-old recorded nine goals in each of the last two seasons after scoring 11 in 2014/15, 10 in 2013/14, 13 in 2012/13 and a career best in 2011/12 where he finished top scorer for the Shrimps on 17.

Ellison said: “That year (2010/11) I missed a few pens while I was chasing Jevo’s (Phil Jevons) record of 20 down but I was quite happy with 17 in the end.

“This year there’s a lot of games still to be played and although it is more about the team, on a personal note I want to get as many goals as I can and hopefully I can continue the little run I’m on.

“I have a little target in mind so if it comes to it and I need a penalty to reach the target at the end then I’ll be removing Rosey (Michael Rose) from that pen.”

When asked whether 100 Morecambe goals may be achievable he joked: “It depends doesn’t it? I mean the January window’s still open so who knows who could come knocking on my door.

“I mean I’m on 77 now so is 100 a possibility? I don’t know. I’ll have to see the gaffer on that because my contract is up in the summer and who knows what the future holds.

“I turn 39 on February 23rd so if you’d have asked me when I was 31/32 if I’d still be playing at this age I’d have said it was unrealistic. But I do everything I can, here and away from football to stay as fit as I can and give myself the bast chance to play for as long as I can and thankfully I’m still plugging away.

“On that though I think I’ll probably call it when I’m……” pauses in thought.

He continued: "As you get older you realise the stuff you can and can’t do and I’m not going to give anyone the privilege of telling Kevin Ellison he’s not good enough to play no more.

"So before I get pushed I’ll probably jump.”


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