They don’t like me, I don’t care

Fan abuse has not put Lisbie off Millwall move

KEVIN Lisbie could be prepared to enter the Lions’ Den this summer.

The Ipswich Town striker was on the end of some vitriol from Millwall fans when playing against them for loan club Colchester on Easter Monday.

However, with Lions boss Kenny Jackett having since revealed his interest in the 31-year-old, the out-of-favour Portman Road employee is still refusing to rule out a move to the club.

Having spent 12 years at Millwall’s bitter south London rivals Charlton, Lisbie was subjected to some shocking levels of abuse from the visiting support at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

With the forward’s young children in attendance at the game, away fans cascaded down towards the edge of the pitch to abuse the U’s forward whenever he went to retrieve the ball from that section of the crowd.

However, Lisbie – who is desperate to get away from Ipswich Town following a fall-out with manager Roy Keane – says that would not necessarily put him off a move there.

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With Millwall fans’ favourite chant being ‘no-one likes us, we don’t care’, Lisbie clearly has the same apathy towards some of the loathing that was directed at him.

“Fans will never be a reason why I sign for someone or not,” said the straight-talking striker, whose contract at Town doesn’t run out until the summer of 2011.

“Fans can be fickle and I’m sure the Col U fans booed me when I played against them for Ipswich.

“To be honest I’m a bit annoyed at the timing of this. This is the worst time to be talking about my future because all I am focused on is helping Colchester United.”

And when asked if he has heard anything from employers Ipswich ahead of his return to the club, Lisbie added: “No, I think everyone is banned from talking to me there at the moment!”

– Full match preview of Colchester’s trip to Hartlepool in tomorrow’s EADT.

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