Lisbie insists second goal is his

GOAL greedy Kevin Lisbie is claiming his second strike in three games but has a marked reluctance to score against old club Colchester.

Derek Davis

GOAL greedy Kevin Lisbie is claiming his second strike in three games but has a marked reluctance to score against old club Colchester.

Lisbie insists it was he who scored in the 3-0 win at Burnley and not an own goal from Graham Alexander, who probably doesn't want it anyway, even if it looks to have come off him.

Lisbie said: “It is my goal, well, I'm claiming it anyway.

“I headed it down and as it has come back to me I have gone to shoot and he (Alexander) has kicked my foot at the same time and it has gone in.

“I'm not on a goals bonus, I just want to score goals.”

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While the 29-year-old striker is looking to bag his third Championship goal in a row when he plays against Wolves on Saturday he has mixed feelings about the League Cup tie against the U's a week tomorrow.

Lisbie told us in a pre-season interview that he hoped he would not have to face the U's again and certainly not at their new Cuckoo Farm stadium.

But Town drew the U's in the second round, although it is at Portman Road and Lisbie won't mind too much if he is on the bench again as he was against Leyton Orient.

Lisbie said: “The only good thing is we are at home. Hopefully U's fans will understand the situation and regardless of how we do I will clap them.

“It will be a good game. I don't know if I will play - perhaps the gaffer will leave me aside for that one.

“I did well for them last season not just with the goals I scored but I worked for them so I hope they do applaud me.”

There were moments at Turf Moor though when there was a doubt the game would go ahead after a Red Devil parachutist landed on the roof of a stand, although Lisbie and his Town team-mates saw the funny side.

Lisbie said: “Never in my life, and I have been playing for a while now, have I seen anyone stuck on the roof. We were laughing but we weren't sure if we should be because it might have been serious.

“We just kept stretching and drinking water.

“We just had to be ready for when the game kicked off.”

While Lisbie admitted it was something of a smash and grab, he believes that is what Town will have to do more of this season.

He said: “We are going to have to play in the same way like Preston did against us. I can hold the ball up and get behind defences.

“It is not just about me scoring goals but making goals for other teams too.”

Even though he was not part of the squad that did so badly away last year, Lisbie knew the pressure of winning on the road and is convinced that hoodoo is well and truly buried now and they can get on a winning streak.

He said: “I said to the lads we would probably win more away but not as many at home. Hopefully we can do both and win home and away.

“The Championship is so tight again. Anyone who gets on a run has a chance and ours starts now after winning.

“You don't realise until you have won six or seven that you are as high as you are and can go even further.

“If we can go three in a row on Saturday it gives us great momentum.”