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Morecambe announce new deals for goalkeeper and winger

Goalkeeper Stuart Moore and forward Gwion Edwards have signed new contracts with the Shrimps.

Gwion Edwards has committed his future with the Shrimps after signing a new two-year deal, with the Club having an option of a further year.

After arriving at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium in January 2024, the Welshman quickly proved himself as a key player and made 22 appearances in all competitions in the second half of last season, scoring three League Two goals.

The 31-year-old spoke of his excitement at putting pen to paper, saying: "I'm delighted to get it over the line, I enjoyed my time at the Club last season, arriving in January and playing, and everyone at the Club has been brilliant - I can't wait to get started in pre-season.

"It took a bit of time to build up the load in the legs [after arriving in January] with the games we had, but I think from March onwards, I really found my form and was playing well.

"I'd been out injured for nine months [before arriving at Morecambe], so I was itching to get back playing. Ending up at Morecambe, it fitted in nicely and as time has gone on and I've been able to get to know everyone and been playing games, when I was offered a new deal, getting it sorted as soon as possible was my main focus.

"It's been important to get some rest, I've had two weeks off my legs but have still been doing bits in the gym, now I'm itching to get started again! Not playing in the first half of the season and only having the second, I'm itching to stay fit, get stronger and hit the ground running when we come back for pre-season."

Meanwhile goalkeeper Stuart Moore has signed a contract extension with the Shrimps, keeping him at the Mazuma for the 2024/25 campaign, with an option for the Club of a further year.

The shot stopper, who quickly established himself as the number one shortly after arriving in June 2023, made 13 appearances in all competitions last campaign, keeping three League Two clean sheets.

A freak injury in an away win at Sutton United cruelly cut short the 29-year-old's season, though Moore continued to prove himself a popular figure amongst fans and in the dressing room.

Speaking after extending his stay at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, he said: "It's great to be staying and picking up where we left off last season; unfortunately, it was a disappointing season for me with the injury, but it's made me hungrier to come back fitter, stronger and really build on what we achieved to do better next season.

"Morecambe just has a homely feeling to it, I've really enjoyed my time here so far and I'm looking forward to spending more time here in the future. Not being able to play so much was disappointing, but that gave me the chance to try a few new things like commentary and getting out in the community which was great as well.

"I can't wait to get back [to pre-season] already, I could've come back at the end of last season, and I was itching to come back, but it didn't make sense risking the injury at such a late stage when we didn't have much to play for.

"I'm feeling really good and stronger than ever, hopefully the surgery has corrected the issue and reduced the possibility of it ever happening again. It's a lot stronger now and I'm hoping it's the end of it - I'm looking forward to getting back, getting stronger and building up to the start of the season."

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