Lisbie return to Colchester is a no-go

COLCHESTER United are still on the look-out for a new striker, but former favourite Kevin Lisbie is not on their wanted list.

COLCHESTER United are still on the look-out for a new striker, but former favourite Kevin Lisbie is not on their wanted list.

U’s assistant manager Joe Dunne confirmed this morning that Lisbie, who had two successful spells with the Essex club in 2007-08 (17 goals in the Championship) and 2009-10 (on loan in League One), is unlikely to return for a third time.

Released by Ipswich Town in the summer, Lisbie is a free agent who is still searching for a new club.

“I haven’t heard anything about Kevin Lisbie coming back to us,” revealed Dunne.


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“We haven’t looked at that really. It’s something we might have looked at in pre-season, about the possibility of Kevin coming back.

“It was a possibility to be looked at.

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“However, now I would say it’s unlikely that Kevin would come back to us,” added Dunne.

Lisbie spent his last season on Ipswich’s books on loan at Millwall last term. He has been linked with one of his former clubs, Gillingham, but is still believed to be hoping to stay in the Championship.

The U’s No. 2 did confirm though that the U’s were still in the hunt for another striker, with the transfer window for loan signings having re-opened this week.

Dunne continued: “We are working on loan signings. We have been out this week assessing targets, and while we have been doing that everyone else has been doing that as well, so you are in competition.

“We may identify someone who we think suits our system of play and our style, and we have already done that.

“However, other clubs that are a lot healthier in respect of what they can offer the club, are also doing that.

“It’s kind of a shopping list. You put a line through it and move onto the next one.”

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