Lisbie agrees Addicks deal

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC striker Kevin Lisbie has agreed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 23-year-old would have been a free agent in the summer after his contract expired at the end of the season, but he has now extended his stay at The Valley until the end of the 2003/04 season.

Lisbie originally turned down the offer of a new deal from The Addicks but has now changed his mind and wants to stay with Alan Curbishley's side.

Mainly used as a substitute, Lisbie has made 74 of his 97 appearances for the club from the bench, a club record, but is hoping to nail down a regular starting spot in the side.

Addicks boss Curbishley says he is happy Lisbie has decided to stay on with the club and battle for his place in the side.

"We are very happy that Kevin has decided to commit himself to the club," said Curbishley.

"He has done well this season and the next two years will be very important for him as he tries to establish himself."

Meanwhile, midfielder Jamal Campbell-Ryce, 19, has signed a new one-year deal.