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Morecambe: Player Spotlight

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Mon 19 Nov 2018
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Tuesday the 20th of November will see FC Halifax Town return to FA Cup action with a first round replay at home to League Two side Morecambe, just ten days after the original fixture played at the Globe Arena which finished 0-0.

The winners of this fixture will play be rewarded with a televised second round tie at home to League One side AFC Wimbledon, which will be played on Saturday the 1st of December.

With that in mind, we have decided to take a look at one of the players who has the ability to make a difference for the visitors.

Kevin Ellison is a real veteran of the game – aged 39, he is the oldest member of Jim Bentley’s side. With age comes experience though, and Ellison will be keen to put experience gained from a playing career that has seen him play for the likes of Southport, Chorley, Conwy United, Altrincham, Leicester City, Stockport County, Lincoln City, Chester City, Hull City, Tranmere Rovers, Rotherham United and Bradford City to good use.

Despite being one of the more experienced members of the Lancashire side’s squad, Kevin Ellison still has pace on his side. In a recent video poking fun at his top speed rating of 35 out of 99 on the video game FIFA 19, he was clocked at a top speed of 33.03 kilometres per hour, showing that he could very easily punish the opposition with his speed given the opportunity.

Experience and pace aren’t the only things that Ellison’s game revolves around. He is still very much a viable goal threat for The Shrimps from a left-wing position, as shown by the 73 goals he has scored in his 296 appearances for The Shrimps. With just one goal to his name so far this campaign however, Ellison will be keen to add more to his tally, and his previous goalscoring record could suggest he can do so on Tuesday night.

Ellison was reduced to just a cameo appearance from the bench in the initial fixture played between The Shaymen and Morecambe on Saturday the 10th of November. In the 35 minutes that he played though, he created a couple of good chances for both himself and his teammates, showing that Jamie Fullarton’s men will need to up their game for the replay fixture in order to prevent him from taking or creating any possible chances.

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