LEYTON ORIENT striker Kevin Lisbie has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.
Lisbie’s current contract was due to expire at the end of this season but he will now remain at the Matchroom Stadium until the end of the 2014-15 season.
The 35-year-old is on course for his most prolific season at the O’s since joining in 2011, having already netted 14 times during this memorable campaign. His spell at the O’s has also proved to be the most prolific of his career to date as overall he has scored 42 goals in 92 starts for the club, whilst he also passed 100 career goals earlier this season.
“I’m really pleased to get the contract sorted,” said Lisbie. “We’ve got a great group of players here and I love being a part of it. It wasn’t a difficult decision at all, I’ve said before how much this club means to me and I want to finish playing here. I still feel like I have a few years left, but it’s about taking it one year at a time and seeing how far we go.
“I feel like I’ve needed a club like this my whole career. It’s a family club where I feel right in the middle of things and it was my local club as a boy and I have a lot of family and friends in the area. The dream now is to be on the pitch my family there celebrating promotion at the end of the season.”
Orient manager Russell Slade was equally delighted that Lisbie has decided to put pen to paper on a new deal: “Kevin has had another really good season for us and I’m over the moon that he’ll be staying with us.
“He’s been instrumental in everything we’re trying to achieve this season and he’s a cracking bloke who is a real joy to work with. He’s still got plenty to offer us on the pitch and also offers a great deal to the younger players in the group with his advice and guidance.”
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