Ellison: We’ve been “rubbish” away from home

Kevin Ellison shares a joke with former team mate Lewis Alessandra ahead of the game with Plymouth.
Kevin Ellison shares a joke with former team mate Lewis Alessandra ahead of the game with Plymouth.

Kevin Ellison admitted Morecambe’s away performances so far this season have been “rubbish”.

Three goals in three games for the wide man have seen the Shrimps make an unbeaten start at the Globe Arena in League 2.

But they have lost both games on their travels, failing to score at Wycombe and Portsmouth, something Ellison is confident they can put right at Southend on Saturday,

The 34-year-old said: “We had a bit of a chat in the car on the way up here today (Thursday) and said we have been rubbish away from home.

“Wycombe and Portsmouth just weren’t good enough.

“I don’t know why that is though.

“If you look at it last year we were better away from home and now it’s swung the other way and we’re better at home and not so good away but obviously we’ve only had the two games and hopefully we can put it right on Saturday.”

After missing the opening two weeks of the season Ellison’s goals have helped Jim Bentley’s side to seven points from nine at home.

He said: “First game of the season I got a bit of an injury which put me back a couple of weeks and it’s good to be back involved.

“But the main thing was getting the three points the following Saturday and the Saturday just gone.

“Scoring goals is always nice but the most important thing is the home wins.”

The 2-1 over Plymouth, where Ellison hit back for Morecambe less than 60 seconds after Reuben Reid’s opener for the visitors, showed the new-found steel the Shrimps have at home according to the winger.

He said: “In seasons gone by we’d go 1-0 down here and most of the fans, even the gaffer, knew deep down we wouldn’t come back.

“But we responded fairly quickly and it wasn’t a pretty game to watch but I’d rather play ugly and win than play nice and lose the game.”

There will be a feature-length interview with Kevin Ellison in next week’s Shrimps247.

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