ORIENT striker Kevin Lisbie has spoken ahead of the final game of the season and revealed he’s disappointed to be missing out on the promotion shake-up but is full of optimism for next year.
He sad: “The end has crept up on us a bit and though it’s nice to get to the end, it’s a real pity we didn’t quite get the points we needed to make the play-offs.
“After Coventry you’d never have thought we’d won the game as we were so disappointed but we’ve take it almost down to the wire which is what the manager wanted us to do.
“Personally I’m pleased with this season, I’m close to all the goals I wanted, it’s been a bit up and down with injuries and that but to get 16 goals and for the team to do so well with those goals is a big thing for me.
“I’m hoping next year if I stay fit I can get more goals but more importantly that we can get in the play-offs.
“We’ll start again and go afresh and hopefully our ambition will be a bit higher.”
Meanwhile off of the pitch, the striker is launching his own charity foundation and hosting a gala event at the club on June 28.
“I’m just trying to help underprivileged kids, we’re starting a campaign and it’s something I care about. I’m coming to the point of my career where I’ve made a decision that I want to give something back to those that aren’t as lucky to be footballers like us. I’m hoping the fans come down, it should be a good night,” said Lisbie.
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