Lisbie hails tactical moves

KEVIN Lisbie hailed the tactical switch that allowed him to score two goals for Town and salvage a point at Coventry.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

KEVIN Lisbie hailed the tactical switch that allowed him to score two goals for Town and salvage a point at Coventry.

The Blues striker took his goal tally to six for the season, all coming when he starts, as he twice equalised for Town.

Lisbie spearheaded a three -man front line using his pace and guile to unsettle the City back line and it worked a treat.

He said: “the gaffer decided to change the system and we practiced during the week. We adjusted well and I think it came off.

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“We are disappointed we didn't come away with three points but we can be happy with the way we played.

“For a team playing away from home it was a good performance.

“We have been disappointing in our past three away matches and we knew we had to stop the rot and we certainly deserved to do that.”

Lisbie is well aware that supporters have been unhappy with some calling for the manager to be sacked but he insisted the team were still behind him.

He said: “Everyone worked really hard for the team and anyone that was at the game could see we were playing for the manager. We are all in this together.

“There has been a lot of negative stuff around the club lately and I can't understand why. We are not that far off the play-offs and we still have half the season to go.

“That seems to be the nature of the game now though.”

Lisbie believes the point at Coventry can be a springboard for a successful festive period with Birmingham City and Derby County to come.

He said: “We have had a decent start to the Christmas programme and now we have a great game to look forward to against Birmingham.

“If we can get something out of that and at Derby it will get us back in the mix again.”

Lisbie's double comes after a barren spell going back to October and the former Colchester United and Charlton striker came close to a hat-tick after one goal was ruled out for offside and another effort going close to crossing the line.

He said: “it was my first start in a month so I was just pleased to be in the side and playing football. The goals are very welcome obviously.

“Having gone a goal down in the opening minute it was important that we got back in the game early.

“We had opportunities to win the match after the second equaliser.

“I was hoping my header had gone over the line right at the end. I put my arm up to celebrate but the ref was having none of it - unfortunately.”