Kenyon rewarded with Morecambe deal

Alex Kenyon will wear the number 4 shirt this season
Alex Kenyon will wear the number 4 shirt this season
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Former Chorley midfielder Alex Kenyon has secured a move to League Two side Morecambe.

Kenyon, 20, from Euxton, has signed a one-year contract at the Globe Arena and can’t wait to get started.

He said: “I can’t wait for the new season now I’ve signed.

“I didn’t think twice about moving once I knew Morecambe came in for me.”

Kenyon leaves Conference North side Stockport County after they suffered relegation last season.

Stockport were keen to keep Kenyon but once another full-time club came in for him, he said he couldn’t say no.

He said: “Staying full-time was a massive thing for me.

“I’m used to training all day every day and I don’t think I could stop doing that.”

The former Magpies player, who has also had spells at Evo-Stik League First Division North side Lancaster plus spent time at Everton and Preston North End, said he’s already enjoyed his brief time at Morecambe.

He said: “I’ve had a couple of sessions already and I’m really enjoying my time here.

“I’ve spoke to the gaffer (Jim Bentley) and he is impressed with how I’ve done in training.”

The praise for Kenyon has come from all areas, but he said his mum and dad are the proudest of them all.

He added: “My mum and dad are really happy for me.

“All my friends and other people have congratulated me on the move, and now I can’t wait to get going.”

Kenyon, who scooped the player of the year award last season at Stockport, was quick to quash any rumours of talk that Bradford City were in to buy him.

He said: “It was absolute rubbish. I couldn’t believe when I saw on the Sky Sports that Bradford were after me.”

Alex hasn’t set any huge targets just insisting game time is they key – but his dad has set one for him.

He said: “After winning player of the year awards at Stockport and Lancaster, my dad has said I have to win with Morecambe too!”