THE Board of Directors at Morecambe Football Club have paid tribute to long serving players Barry Roche and Kevin Ellison.
The two were released recently after being integral members of the club for a number of years.
Roche joined in 2008 and made more than 450 appearances for the club with Ellison signing for the Shrimps in 2011, playing more than 350 times and scoring more than 80 goals.
Graham Howse, Co-Chairman, praised the pair on behalf of the club.
He said: “While we thank all players departing the club it would be remiss of us not to single out two stalwarts in Barry Roche and Kevin Ellison.
“Both are club legends who have entertained us, thrilled us and played a massive part in ensuring we maintained our EFL status over many many years.
“They created long lasting memories for us all.
“Barry will always be remembered for his goal against Portsmouth and who can forget the saves he made at Coventry that helped us stay in the league?.
“Kevin was Jim Bentley’s first signing and was a huge character on and off the field. He is the club’s record goalscorer in the Football League and scored a host of special goals that will remain in the memory for a long time.’'
He added: “Barry and Kevin will always be club legends and we want to thank them for their fantastic service to the club and the community.''