KEVIN Ellison is looking forward to his 21st season as a professional after signing a new one year deal with Morecambe.
The 40-year-old veteran was Morecambe’s second top scorer last season with seven and says he is delighted to be staying on with the Shrimps.
He said: “I have had 20 seasons now as a professional and I am still as hungry as ever.
“I scored a few last year but always set my sights on double figures so was a bit disappointed last season in the end as I didn’t get there.
“If you would have said to me at 21 that I would get 10 years as a pro I would have snapped your hand off but I’ve looked after myself and Í’m delighted to still be playing and making an impact at my age.
“Not many people have played into their 40s and I don’t think many will so it is something to be proud about.
“Dannie Bulman is another 40-year-old and when he signed a new deal with Crawley recently someone asked me on social media when it was my turn and I’m glad it’s all sorted now.’’
Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley said Ellison still had a “lot to offer’’.
He said: “Kev is part of the furniture at Morecambe FC and is a big character who us much loved by the fans.
“He’s a very fit 40-year-old and still played a lot of minutes last season and ended up being second in the race for the golden boot.
“He still has plenty to offer on the pitch and has a big influence off it. I couldn’t wish for two better experienced pros in the dressing room than him and Barry Roche.’’