Football - Ell of a shock

Kevin Ellison is set to make a shock return for Morecambe when they travel to Scunthorpe.

The forward was ruled out for a month at the start of December after fracturing an eye socket in the act of scoring the winner against Mansfield, but boss Jim Bentley revealed he has received positive news from the specialist and is ready to throw him back in on Saturday ahead of schedule.

Bentley has good news elsewhere too because as well as Alex Kenyon's return from a one-match suspension, fellow midfielder Ryan Williams has overcome a hamstring problem to make the squad.

The Shrimps have concerns over winger Marcus Marshall and defender Chris Doyle, both players sustaining knocks in the reserves' midweek victory, while midfielder Joe McGee has been struggling with illness this week.