NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn insists there will be no special plan to stop Morecambe talisman Kevin Ellison tomorrow.

Ellison has been a thorn in County’s side since 2013 – scoring six goals in 11 meetings between the two sides, as well as winning three penalties and provoking one red card.

The 40-year-old forward has always revelled in his role as a pantomime villain and he’s been enjoying winding-up Exiles fans on social media this week.

He’s also been in touch with Flynn, a good friend from their time playing together at Bradford City.

“That clown Kevin hasn’t left my phone alone,” said Flynn.

“I know him really well. He’s brilliant. He’s 40 years of age and his fitness levels he’s got are amazing.

“He’s had a fantastic career. He’s still scoring goals and making a big impact at League Two level.

“We’ve just got to stop him, but we don’t have a special plan for him.”

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Ellison admits he is desperate to ruin County’s chances of making the League Two play-offs.

“Kevin Ellison being Kevin Ellison, I am going to do my part,” he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

“They are all a bit worried because of my previous CV against them, scoring goals, assisting and getting people sent off and penalties.

“They are worried about coming here, they need a win for the play-offs.

“I will do my utmost, not for the other teams’ fans who are tweeting me, but for our club.”

Asked about the social media posts, he added: “The banter is all friendly.

“My little boy was off school sick so I was stuck in the house.

“Someone tweeted me and then eight hours down the line I was still on it having a laugh and a joke!

“It is good for a footballer to still be interacting with fans and it's all in good humour.”

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