Shrimps name a new director

Diego Lemos now has a majority shareholding in Morecambe FC
Diego Lemos now has a majority shareholding in Morecambe FC

Morecambe have announced a new addition to the board of directors at the Globe Arena.

Following permission for Diego Lemos to take a majority shareholding in the Shrimps, Qatari businessman Abdulrahman Al Hashemi has received approval to become a club director.

Morecambe FC majority shareholder Diego Lemos

Morecambe FC majority shareholder Diego Lemos

He will also be announced as the club’s co-chairman subject to full board approval.

A club statement said: “All the family and staff of Morecambe Football Club wish him good luck and have expressed their excitement about this appointment and the future we see ahead of us at Morecambe FC.”

However, the club has suffered a setback on the field with news of a lengthy absence for Alex Kenyon.

The midfielder was one of four Shrimps players to limp out of Tuesday’s 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy victory against Stoke City.

Manager Jim Bentley had said afterwards that Kenyon had suffered a knee injury.

It has now been revealed that he has picked up medial ligament damage which will keep him out for up to 12 weeks.

Kenyon said: “I’m obviously gutted to be told the news, I just have to remain positive and make sure I come back in the best shape I can.”

Shrimps’ physio, Simon Farnworth, added: “Alex has sustained a grade two tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

“He’s due to see a specialist on Monday and is likely to be in a brace for six weeks.”