Shrimps seal new Ken deal

Alex Kenyon

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Morecambe midfielder Alex Kenyon has commited his future to the club.

MORECAMBE midfielder Alex Kenyon has commited his future to the club.

The 21-year-old – who hails from Euxton – has signed a new two-year deal, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Signed from Conference North outfit Stockport County last summer, Kenyon has enjoyed an excellent first season as a full-time pro.

He has featured in 28 games in all competitions so far this season but has yet to notch his first goal for the Shrimps.

Kenyon began his career at Everton but was released as a youngster and went on to study at Myerscough College and play part-time football for Lancaster City in the NPL First Division North.

He went on to skipper the Dolly Blues under manager Tony Hesketh before leaving for Edgeley Park.

Kenyon said: “I’m really pleased to have signed up for two years.

“I’ve really enjoyed my first season in the Football League and feel that I am learning all the time. I’ve played more this year than I thought I would and I’ve really enjoyed it.

“It’s a great club with a great set of lads and when the manager offered me a deal there was never any doubt.’’

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley said: “This is a great signing for the club. Alex is still only young but he is getting better all the time and is a player who I think has a really good future in the game.

“He works hard and is popular in the dressing room and I look forward to seeing him develop even further in the next couple of seasons.’’

l Chorley can extend their lead at the top of the NPL Premier Division this evening when they host Rushall Olympic at Victory Park.

The Magpies had their lead cut to three points on Saturday when they drew 1-1 away at Grantham Town.

Garry Flitcroft’s men still have two games in hand over second-placed Skelmersdale United and they can go six points clear if they win one of those games tonight.

Bamber Bridge could move back into a First Division North play-off spot tonight if they make home advantage count against Burscough.

Neil Crowe’s men are one point behind fifth-placed Ramsbottom United, with a game in hand.

Elsewhere in the division, Clitheroe look to end a five-match losing run when they host New Mills at Shawbridge.