Kevin Ellison is an old friend of ours, a one-time Imp who has since made himself a pantomime villain at Sincil Bank.
Whether it was controversial goals for Chester or celebrated wildly when scoring against us for Rotherham and Morecambe. You get the impression Kevin Ellison would wind himself up just looking in a mirror.
Sadly, or not as the case may be, he’s looking doubtful for tomorrow as he’s nursing a hamstring injury. He’s the Shrimpers top scorer with 10 goals at the ripe old age of 39. He didn’t strike once in his short spell at City, but he did make a significant impression. We couldn’t afford the £100k price tag at the end of the season, but apparently Chester City could.
We drew 1-1 with Morecambe earlier in the season in a game defined by us not taking our chances. Morecambe boss Jim Bentley now believes that is the problem his side have had.
“Our form’s not bad,” he told The Visitor. “We’ve just drawn too many games and haven’t taken the chances that have come our way. It’s probably been the story of our season, decision making in the middle to final third.”
They’ve only lost three games this year, a marked improvement from their early season form that hinted at a relegation battle.
“We’re nine points clear of the bottom two with a better goal difference and we’ve still got a game in hand on most of the teams below us as well,” said Bentley. “We’ve only lost three games in 2018. One was against Accrington who are top, one was Luton when their manager said we were the better side and they’re second. One was Mansfield which we can probably put down to tiredness.”
Tiredness could come into play tomorrow as Morecambe had a midweek game against Colchester which they drew 0-0, whilst City have had time to recover form the early kick off at the weekend against Grimsby.
“I didn’t make any changes on Tuesday night but we’ll probably make changes on Saturday. Whatever team goes out will know their jobs and hopefully put in the same endeavour and work rate and desire as what they showed on Tuesday night.”