Lisbie scraps Ipswich return

Striker feels top-six spot is not beyond Ipswich's reach

Lisbie: Happy at Millwall

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Millwall's on-loan striker Kevin Lisbie insists that he is glad he was not recalled by parent club Ipswich despite a change in management at Portman Road.

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The Tractor Boys installed Paul Jewell as Roy Keane's successor in January and could have brought the Jamaica international back early from his season-long spell at The Den.

However, the 32-year-old doubts his current situation, with his contract set to expire this summer, has changed since Jewell's arrival.

"I don't think my situation has changed that much down there because they've got some good players and great strikers at the club," Lisbie, who has scored twice in his last four appearances for the Lions, told


"They were probably the form team in the league a couple of weeks back and Connor (Wickham) is showing his promise and potential, so I doubt things have changed for me down there.

"We had an agreement that I wouldn't be recalled and thankfully they have stuck to their end of the bargain.

"I'm pleased that they are doing well though and aren't going to be in a relegation battle because I still talk to a number of the players that are there."

The Lions' hopes of securing a play-off place this season have slowly diminished largely due to their unimpressive away form, but the former Colchester striker believes they can still make the top six if they improve on their travels.

Lisbie added: "I think that improving our away form is major because if we can pick up a few more wins on the road then the distance between ourselves and the sides in the play-offs will be cut down greatly.

"We haven't won away from home for a while now, so if we can break that run soon and string a few together and pair it with our impressive home form then we will be right up there."

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