Writer: StevieG Col U
Date:Monday April 14 2008
Colchester United goal-getter Kevin Lisbie revealed, following the U's 1-1 draw with Leicester, that he is ready to 'sort out a new deal'.
The ex-Charlton front-man has notched seventeen goals this season, but that has not proved enough to stop the U's being condemned to League One football next term.
At full-time Lisbie told BBC Essex: '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.
'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.
'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,' he explained.
After signing on a Bosman free last summer, the Jamaican has enjoyed the most fruitful season of his career: 'This has been the best season of my career, in terms of scoring goals. I never played that many games for Charlton.'
The U's number 20 was impressed with his sides performance: '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.'
Lisbie met Johnnie Jackson's floated cross to head the U's in front, but Iain Hume leveled with just a minute left on the clock to deny the visitors victory.
Lisbie added: '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).'
Date:Monday April 14 2008
Contract Talks Continue With Fox (Wednesday May 20 2015)
More Colchester Exits (Wednesday May 20 2015)
Coach Exits For Birmingham (Sunday May 17 2015)
Wingers U's Future Secured (Sunday May 17 2015)
Colchester Captain Departs (Sunday May 17 2015)
Talks Open With Defender (Sunday May 17 2015)
Trio Commit To U's (Sunday May 17 2015)
Former Defender Linked With Yeovil (Friday May 8 2015)
Experience Matters (Friday May 8 2015)
Two Shown The Door (Tuesday May 5 2015)
|18. Port Vale||46||15||9||22||-10||54|
|21. Notts County||46||12||14||20||-18||50|
|Former Keeper Called Up To England Squad.
» Bristol City : 24/05/2015 14:01:01
|Flint Looking For Crowd Boost Next Season.
» Bristol City : 24/05/2015 13:34:01
|New Fleetwood Deal For Jordan
» Fleetwood : 24/05/2015 13:32:01
|DRFC Southend returning to the Keepmoat
» Doncaster : 24/05/2015 09:28:00
|Rebuild Doesn't Faze Sturrock
» Yeovil : 23/05/2015 18:53:00