Lisbie in club versus country row
By Peter O`Rourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
CHARLTON striker Kevin Lisbie has been warned by Addicks boss Alan Curbishley to put club before country.
Jamaica had hoped to have Lisbie available for this weekend's Gold Cup game with Colombia, but Curbishley believes it would be better for the speedy hit-man to stay at the club and prepare for the new season.
It is believed that Curbishley has warned Lisbie that, with just one year to run on his current deal, going on international duty could affect his chances of winning a new deal at The Valley.
Curbishley is keen to have Lisbie fully focused on the new campaign as going away with Jamaica could put him behind others in the pecking order at the club.
Reggae Boyz coach Carl Brown is now resigned to the fact of being without Lisbie for the Colombia clash in Miami.
"I spoke to him (Lisbie) today (Tuesday) and he is saying that even though his manager is saying that he can go if he wants, he is still reminding him also that he has one year in his contract and if he goes it could affect him," said Brown.
"So I am not counting on him and after talking to him today (Tuesday) the hope of getting him gets less and less."
Meanwhile, Charlton youngster Stephen Tucker has signed a new one-year deal at The Valley.