Lisbie wants to sort out new deal
LETHAL marksman Kevin Lisbie has expressed no desire to leave Colchester United, even though that would mean a drop into League One next season.Lisbie nodded home his 17th goal of the campaign at Leicester, to leave him joint fourth in the Championship's goal-scoring charts.
LETHAL marksman Kevin Lisbie has expressed no desire to leave Colchester United, even though that would mean a drop into League One next season.
Lisbie nodded home his 17th goal of the campaign at Leicester, to leave him joint fourth in the Championship's goal-scoring charts.
Championship clubs might be queuing up to sign the 29-year-old this summer, but Lisbie is in no rush to go anywhere. And that's good news for U's boss Geraint Williams, and all U's supporters.
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“I'm not going to start saying that I want to leave, although of course I want to play at the highest level possible. I'd like to sort out a new deal,” revealed Lisbie.
“For me to leave, it would have to mean two clubs coming together, Colchester United and another club. I still have two years on my contract. If it happens, then it happens.
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“I always knew that if I was allowed to play games, then I would score goals. It was just a matter of time. I just needed to prove it, rather than just say it until I was blue in the face.
“This has been the best season of my career, in terms of scoring goals. I never played that many games for Charlton,” added Lisbie.
The Jamaican international thought that his 76th minute header, from Johnnie Jackson's cross, would be enough to earn the U's a fourth away win of the season.
He continued: “We weathered the storm, and defended very well in the first half. I thought it was a good performance from us today.
“We did not want to just come here and get rolled over. Leicester played three up front, and they thought that they could beat us comfortably and then go home.
“It wasn't difficult to work ourselves up for this game, despite being relegated, because we are professionals and we know how lucky we are to be playing.
“I thought we were going to get all three points. Johnnie Jackson has a great left foot and it was a great cross. I thought the keeper was going to smash into me, but it was such a good cross from Johnnie that he couldn't get there.
“I would have needed shooting if I didn't score from that position. As soon as I scored, I wanted to run over and thank him (Jackson).”