Lee vows not to be edged out of Town

ALAN Lee has vowed not to be edged out at Ipswich Town after the signing of Kevin Lisbie.

Derek Davis

ALAN Lee has vowed not to be edged out at Ipswich Town after the signing of Kevin Lisbie.

Rather than see the £600,000 arrival from Colchester United as a threat Lee believes he can work well alongside the Jamaican international.

Lee said: “My style suits a lot of other players and I welcome him to Ipswich.

“Kevin caused us all sorts of problems and is an interesting signing. Hopefully he can bring something to the table for us.”

I don't need any motivation. I give my all for this club no matter what.

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The former Cardiff City and Rotherham striker dismisses the suggestion that Lisbie's arrival will urge him to greater efforts.

Lee said: “I don't need any motivation. I give my all for this club no matter.”

Lee has had his suitors, Huddersfield Town are the latest, with Hull City last year and Burnley in January, with other clubs thought to be monitoring his situation at Portman Road but while Magilton has said he would sell, Lee is adamant he is not moving.

Lee said: “Whenever I hear talk like that I take it as a compliment but I'm very happy at Ipswich and have no desire to leave.”

Lee is excited by the prospect of Town challenging for promotion and welcomes the new signings with Gareth McAuley and Pim Balkestein integrating well during pre-season.

He said: “The new players have settled like snow.

“Pim is a very solid lad. His English is decent so knows what it going on. Gareth is another solid character and has fitted in already.”

Like all the players Lee insists the trip to Northern Ireland was no jolly and they got a lot out of it on top of the expected fitness.

He said: “It has been really tough week. We have worked really hard which is exactly what we needed.

“It is nice to pick up a couple of goals in pre-season.

“It was a good week away together with no distractions and we will feel good for it.”

Lee has been linked, along with Gary Roberts in a joint £700,000 bid by Huddersfield boss Stan Ternent but that appears to be well wide of the mark as Town wanted nearly that total for Lee alone last season.