KEVIN LISBIE has spoken of his delight at extending his contract with the club. The striker agreed an extension that will see him stay in E10 until June 2014 and the 34-year-old is pleased to get things sorted.
He said: “I’m over the moon to sign it and get everything done and dusted. Especially at my age now it’s always nice to get things signed.
“There was a bit of interest in me during the window but I wanted to stay here. The club has treated me great since I’ve been here and so have the fans but the manager too was a major reason, he is the sort of man you want to play underneath.”
Lisbie was instrumental in Orient’s upturn in form towards the end of 2012 and picked up the npower League One Player of the Month award for November, but has been absent recently with a hamstring injury.
“It’s exciting times at the minute, obviously I’m gutted I can’t be a part of tonight [against Southend] but we are climbing the table now and we can start to look up and if we can keep it up then we will give ourselves a chance of the play-offs.
“I’ve been frustrated recently at having to miss games but the team is doing well and that is the main thing. I’ve been in good form this year when I’ve been fit and am pleased with my return of goals so far. But for me it is always about the team, even when we went on that run before Christmas and I was scoring regularly, it was always the result that mattered.
“With the squad we’ve got I think we are a lot better than a lot of sides in the division. It all comes down to consistency, if we can get that sorted then I think we could challenge for promotion.”