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25 May 2018

MORECAMBE goalkeeper Barry Roche has signed a new one year contract.

The 36-year-old, who joined the Shrimps from Chesterfield in 2008, has made close to 450 appearances for the club and has signed on again after another excellent campaign which culminated in a memorable man of the match performance at Coventry on the last day of the season.

Roche, who is approaching 600 senior league and cup career appearances, said: “I’m over the moon to be signing for my 11th season with the Shrimps.

“Everyone who knows me knows how much this club means to me and I’m immensely proud of how many games I’ve played here.

“Not many people these days stay with a club for more than 10 years and I’m delighted that I’ve been offered a new deal.’’

Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley said: “Barry is a top goalkeeper and I’ve always said he is one of the best, if not the best, in League 2 for a number of years now.

“He has been a great servant for the club and I thought he was superb last season.

“But as well as being a great goalkeeper he is a great professional and fantastic to have around the dressing room.

“He is also a great ambassador for the club at a lot of levels and I am delighted that he is on board again.’’

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